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[flee-beyn] /ˈfliˌbeɪn/

any of various composite plants, as Pulicaria dysenterica, of Europe, or Erigeron philadelphicus, of the U.S., reputed to destroy or drive away .
any of several plants of the genus Erigeron, such as E. acer, having purplish tubular flower heads with orange centres: family Asteraceae (composites)
any of several plants of the related genus Pulicaria, esp the Eurasian P. dysenterica, which has yellow daisy-like flower heads
Canadian fleabane, a related plant, Conyza (or Erigeron) canadensis, with small white tubular flower heads US name horseweed
any of various other plants reputed to ward off fleas


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