herb bennet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English herb beneit, from Old French herbe beneite (blessed herb) (because of its medicinal properties)

Noun[edit]

herb bennet (uncountable)

  1. (dated) The avens (Geum urbanum) or the common avens, (Geum aleppicum).
  2. (obsolete) Hemlock.

Usage notes[edit]

The term was occasionally capitalised to Herb Bennet or herb Bennet, the latter following the pattern of such names as herb Christopher, herb Gerard, and herb Margaret.