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Agrimony

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Agrimony

(Science: botany) a genus of plants of the rose family.

The name is also given to various other plants; as, hemp agrimony (eupatorium cannabinum); water agrimony (Bidens).

The Agrimonia eupatoria, or common agrimony, a perennial herb with a spike of yellow flowers, was once esteemed as a medical remedy, but is now seldom used.

Origin: oe. Agremoyne, OF. Aigremoine, L. Agrimonia for argemonia, fr. Gr.