dragon's wort

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English[edit]

Artemisia dracunculus. Spring Mountains, Nevada, U.S.
Dracunculus vulgaris. Thasos, Greece
Persicaria bistorta. Mitterbach am Erlaufsee, Austria
Arisaema dracontium. Devon, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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A calque of Arabic طَرْخُون (ṭarḵūn, tarragon).

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dragon's wort (uncountable)

  1. A perennial herb, tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus.
  2. Dracunculus vulgaris, dragon arum, a flowering plant in the arum (Araceae) family.
  3. Persicaria bistorta, bistort, a plant in the knotweed (Polygonaceae) family, once classified as Polygonum bistorta.
  4. Arisaema dracontium, green dragon, a herbaceous perennial native to North America.

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