joe–pye weed

noun \ˈjō-ˈpī-\

Definition of joe–pye weed

  1. :  any of several tall North American perennial composite herbs (especially Eupatorium maculatum and E. purpureum) with whorled leaves and corymbose heads of typically purplish tubular flowers

Origin and Etymology of joe–pye weed

origin unknown

First Known Use: 1818

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