feverfew

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English[edit]

The flowers of the feverfew

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English modified by folk etymology from either Old French fevrefue or Old English feferfuge, both from Latin febrifugia, from febris (fever) + fugō (I drive away).

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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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