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feverfew (n.)

Old English feferfuge, from Late Latin febrifugia, from Latin febris "fever" + fugare "put to flight" (see febrifuge). So called for its medical usage. The modern English word probably is reborrowed from an Anglo-French source.

updated on October 30, 2014

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Definitions of feverfew from WordNet

feverfew (n.)
bushy aromatic European perennial herb having clusters of buttonlike white-rayed flower heads; valued traditionally for medicinal uses; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum;
Synonyms: Tanacetum parthenium / Chrysanthemum parthenium
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