feverfew

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English[edit]

The flowers of the feverfew

Etymology[edit]

Through Old French fevrefue, from Latin febrifugia, from febris (fever) + fugō (I drive away). If directly from Latin, the latter part of the word was changed to "few" due to unfamiliarity with the element -fuge.

Noun[edit]

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feverfew (plural feverfews)

  1. A European aromatic perennial herb, Tanacetum parthenium (or Chrysanthemum parthenium or Pyrethrum parthenium), having daisy-like flowers; valued as a traditional medicine especially for headaches

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References[edit]

  • "Feverfew" in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds, 2004.
  • "Feverfew" in Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged