Feverfew

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Feverfew

(Science: botany) a perennial plant (pyrethrum, or Chrysanthemum, Parthenium) allied to camomile, having finely divided leaves and white blossoms; so named from its supposed febrifugal qualities.

Origin: as. Feferfuge, fr. L. Febrifugia. See fever, fugitive, and cf. Febrifuge.