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feverweed

fe·ver·weed
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ver-weed]
    • /ˈfi vərˌwid/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ver-weed]
    • /ˈfi vərˌwid/

Definitions of feverweed word

  • noun feverweed any plant belonging to the genus Eryngium, of the parsley family, especially E. foetidum, of the West Indies, or E. campestre, of Europe. 1
  • noun feverweed any of various plants believed to reduce fever. 1
  • noun feverweed a name given to several plants thought to have medicinal properties, including those of the genuses Eryngium and Eupatorium 0

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Origin of feverweed

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; fever + weed1

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Parts of speech for Feverweed

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

feverweed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

feverweed usage trend in Literature

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