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Agrimony definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AG'RIMONY, n. [L. agremonia, from the Gr. Thus it is written by Pliny. But in lower Latin it is written agrimonia. Said to be from Gr. the web or pearl of the eye from white, which this plant was supposed to cure. See Theoph 887.]
A genus of plants, of several species. Of these, the eupatoria or common agrimony, and the odorata or sweet scented, are the most useful.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a plant of the genus Agrimonia having spikelike clusters of small yellow flowers [syn: agrimonia, agrimony]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French egremoine, from Latin agrimonia, manuscript variant of argemonia, from Greek argem?n? Date: 14th century any of a genus (Agrimonia and especially A. eupatoria) of herbs of the rose family having compound leaves, slender spikes of small yellow flowers, and fruits like burs

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) any perennial plant of the genus Agrimonia, esp. A. eupatoria with small yellow flowers. Etymology: ME f. OF aigremoine f. L agrimonia alt. of argemonia f. Gk argemone poppy

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Agrimony Ag"ri*mo*ny, n. [OE. agremoyne, OF. aigremoine, L. agrimonia for argemonia, fr. Gr. ?.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of plants of the Rose family. (b) The name is also given to various other plants; as, hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum); water agrimony (Bidens). Note: The Agrimonia eupatoria, or common agrimony, a perennial herb with a spike of yellow flowers, was once esteemed as a medical remedy, but is now seldom used.




 


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