fe·​ver·​few | \ ˈfē-vər-ˌfyü How to pronounce feverfew (audio) \

Definition of feverfew

: a perennial European composite (see composite entry 1 sense 1b) herb (Tanacetum parthenium synonym Chrysanthemum parthenium) that has small white daisylike flowers with yellow centers, is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental, has become naturalized through much of North America, and has been used in herbal medicine to treat a variety of conditions (such as fever, migraine headaches, and menstrual cramps)

Examples of feverfew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Restore Nourishing Oat Cleanser gently cleanses and hydrates skin with nourishing oat and calming feverfew. Noel Cody, Essence, 25 June 2021 Let columbines, foxgloves, hollyhocks, sweet Williams, forget-me-nots, feverfew, and other biennials reseed themselves for a flower garden that is more casual but less effort. BostonGlobe.com, 20 June 2021 Flora Bee farm opened in 2019 and grows more than 100 varieties of flowers, including zinnias, dahlias, cosmos, yarrow, feverfew, statice, veronica, sunflowers and more. Linnea Covington, The Know, 24 July 2020 Orange / Yellow / Peach Sweet peas, feverfew, and ranunculus are all this bouquet really needs. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 Migraine sufferers should take caution when using herbal treatments such as butterbur and feverfew due to potential side effects and interactions with some medications. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2019 Allison plans on bringing fo-ti, which some believe provides anti-cancer benefits; feverfew, commonly used to prevent migraine headaches; California poppy, which some say helps with insomnia; and hoja santa, a staple in Mexican cuisine. Lisa Boone, latimes.com, 20 June 2018 In the evening, use a gentle, non-foaming cleanser that contains anti-inflammatory ingredients such as argan oil, green tea, feverfew and aloe. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, 18 June 2018 Here Nan grows rosemary, lavender, fennel, feverfew and poppies, along with food. Valerie Easton, The Seattle Times, 12 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of feverfew

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feverfew

Middle English, from Old English feferfuge, from Late Latin febrifugia centaury — more at febrifuge

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“Feverfew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feverfew. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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