Definition of Consumption weed
1. Noun. A shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts.
Group relationships: Baccharis, Genus Baccharis
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Consumption weed
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1. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"consumption weed, bear's weed, mountain balm. Ibid at one time a reputation in chronic bronchitis and in pulmonary consumption; it is a stimulating ..."
2. Publications of the Folk-Lore Foundation by Vassar College Folk-lore Foundation (1922)
"Other names derive from the disease which they cure, such as "Fever-grass," "Worm-weed," "Snake-weed," or "Consumption-weed." "Temper-weed" cures wrath; ..."
3. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"... consumption weed, (Baccharis ha- limi/olia. L.) Grows along the seacoast ; collected it St. John's, where it is found in abundance ; vicinity of ..."
4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Consumption-weed. June—July. Included in P. rotundifolia L. in our first edition, which proves to be a distinct Old World species. Hornem. ..."