herb bennet

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


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.