any composite plant of the genus Eupatorium, especially E. perfoliatum, of North America, having white flowers in a flat-topped cluster.
Historical Examples

The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2) Ida Husted Harper
Just Patty Jean Webster
The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The Fall of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
Riverby John Burroughs
Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker
A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories William D. Howells
Trail’s End George W. Ogden

any of various North American plants of the genus Eupatorium, esp E. perfoliatum, which has flat clusters of small white flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) Also called agueweed, feverwort, thoroughwort


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