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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.
feverfew (plural feverfews)
- 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
- "Feverfew" in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds, 2004.
- "Feverfew" in Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged