: any of various composite plants (especially of the genus Erigeron) that were once believed to drive away fleas
Examples of fleabane in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebKhumalo collaborated with local Cape Town artist Shakil Solanki on a series of prints that depict cotton and a type of wildflower called Philadelphia fleabane.
Brooke Bobb, Vogue, 25 Sep. 2020 Early South Florida settlers stuffed oakleaf fleabane, a tiny lavender wildflower, into their mattresses to ward off fleas.
Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, 4 May 2017
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