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Any of several plants of the genus Eupatorium in the composite family, especially the eastern North American species E. perfoliatum, having opposite leaves united around the stem and clusters of small white flower heads. Also called thoroughwort.
[From its use as a folk medicine.]
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(Plants) any of various North American plants of the genus Eupatorium, esp E. perfoliatum, which has flat clusters of small white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites). Also called: agueweed, feverwort or thoroughwort
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any composite plant of the genus Eupatorium, esp. E. perfoliatum, of North America, having white flowers in a flat-topped cluster. Also called thoroughwort.
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|Noun||1.||boneset - European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America|
|2.||boneset - perennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine|
Eupatorium, genus Eupatorium - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers
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