Feverfew

Tanacetum parthenium flowering bunch of flowers, the feverfew, bachelors buttons in bloom

Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium

Feverfew (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English feverfu, feverfeu, feverfugie, modified by folk etymology from either Old French fevrefue or Old English feferfuge, both from Latin febrifugia, from febris (fever) + fugō (I drive away). Doublet of febrifuge.

Noun

feverfew (countable and uncountable, plural feverfews)

  1. A European aromatic perennial herb, Tanacetum parthenium (or Chrysanthemum parthenium
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