Definition of Fleabane

1. Noun. Hairy perennial Eurasian herb with yellow daisylike flowers reputed to destroy or drive away fleas.

Exact synonyms: Feabane Mullet, Pulicaria Dysenterica
Group relationships: Genus Pulicaria, Pulicaria
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



2. Noun. Any of several North American plants of the genus Erigeron having daisylike flowers; formerly believed to repel fleas.

3. Noun. Common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron.
Exact synonyms: Canadian Fleabane, Conyza Canadensis, Erigeron Canadensis, Horseweed
Group relationships: Conyza, Genus Conyza
Generic synonyms: Weed

Definition of Fleabane

1. n. One of various plants, supposed to have efficacy in driving away fleas. They belong, for the most part, to the genera Conyza, Erigeron, and Pulicaria.

Definition of Fleabane

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genera ''Inula'' (especially ''I. dysenterica'') or ''Erigeron'' (especially ''E. acre''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fleabane

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fleabane

1. One of various plants, supposed to have efficacy in driving away fleas. They belong, for the most part, to the genera Conyza, Erigeron, and Pulicaria. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fleabane

flea-lice
flea-louse
flea-ridden
flea bag
flea bags
flea beetle
flea beetles
flea bite
flea circus
flea in one's ear
flea market
flea markets
flea pit
fleabag
fleabags
fleabane (current term)
fleabanes
fleabite
fleabites
fleabitten
fleaborne
fleahopper
fleahoppers
fleak
fleaker
fleakers
fleaking
flealike
fleam
fleams

Literary usage of Fleabane

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1. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"Various- leaved and Philadelphia fleabane, popularly known as scabious, * Lartigue's celebrated gout-pills are, acetic extract of colchicum root, 2 grains, ..."

2. Review of Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1852)
"... are officinal: E. Canadense, or Canada fleabane, E. heterophyllum, or Various-leaved fleabane, and E. Philadelphicum, or Philadelphia fleabane (Nat. ..."

3. Wild Flowers of the North American Mountains by Julia W. Henshaw (1915)
"Yellow fleabane. 2. E. compositus. Pursh. Fern-leaved fleabane. 3. E. multifidus. Rydb. Daisy fleabane. 4. E. melanocephalus. Nelson. Black-woolly fleabane. ..."

4. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"THE fleabane. Lin. Sytt. ... This genus contains several British plants which, under the name of fleabane, are well known to persons residing in the country ..."

5. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"Canada fleabane, Horse-Weed, Butter- Weed. Description.—Heads very numerous, small, cylindrical, panicled ; rays numerous, inconspicuous, shorter than the ..."

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