Feverfew



[fee-ver-fyoo] /ˈfi vərˌfyu/

noun
1.
a bushy composite plant, Chrysanthemum parthenium, bearing small white flowers, formerly used as a remedy for fever and headache.
/ˈfiːvəˌfjuː/
noun
1.
a bushy European strong-scented perennial plant, Tanacetum parthenium, with white flower heads, formerly used medicinally: family Asteraceae (composites)
n.

Old English feferfuge, from Late Latin febrifugia, from Latin febris “fever” (see fever) + fugare “put to flight;” so called for its medical usage. The modern English word probably is from an Anglo-French source.

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