Also called purple boneset. a tall composite weed, Eupatorium purpureum, of North America, having clusters of pinkish or purple flowers.
Also called spotted joe-pye weed. a related plant, E. maculatum, having similar flowers and stems that are often spotted with purple.
(US & Canadian) any of several North American plants of the genus Eupatorium, esp E. purpureum, having pale purplish clusters of flower heads lacking rays: family Asteraceae (composites)
1818, said to be so called from the name of an Indian who used it to cure typhus in New England.
[joh] /dʒoʊ/ noun, plural joes. Scot. 1. beloved one; darling; sweetheart. [joh] /dʒoʊ/ noun, Scot. 1. . [joh] /dʒoʊ/ noun, Slang. 1. . [joh] /dʒoʊ/ noun 1. (sometimes lowercase) Informal. fellow; guy: the average Joe who works for a living. 2. Informal. a personification of a typical, often unprepossessing representative of an occupation, personality trait, […]
- Joe sad
noun phrase An unpopular person (1934+ Black)
- Joe schmo
noun the hypothetical average or ordinary person Word Origin 1947; alternation of schmuck Usage Note slang; pl. Schmoes noun phrase An undistinguished and unfortunate person [1960s+; fr schmo, a Yiddish or quasi-Yiddish word meaning ”unfortunate person, schlemiel”]
- Joe shit the ragman
noun phrase (Variations: Snuffy or Tentpeg may replace Shit the Ragman) An ordinary soldier; buck private, gi (1970s+ Army)