feverwort

noun
fe·​ver·​wort | \ ˈfē-vər-ˌwərt How to pronounce feverwort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of feverwort

: a coarse American herb (Triosteum perfoliatum) of the honeysuckle family

called also horse gentian

First Known Use of feverwort

circa 1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Feverwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feverwort. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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