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fleabane


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fleabane  \Flea"bane`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fleabane 
  n  1:  hairy  perennial  Eurasian  herb  with  yellow  daisylike  flowers 
  reputed  to  destroy  or  drive  away  fleas  [syn:  {feabane 
  mullet},  {Pulicaria  dysenterica}] 
  2:  any  of  several  North  American  plants  of  the  genus  Erigeron 
  having  daisylike  flowers;  formerly  believed  to  repel  fleas 
  3:  common  North  American  weed  with  linear  leaves  and  small 
  discoid  heads  of  yellowish  flowers;  widely  naturalized 
  throughout  temperate  regions;  sometimes  placed  in  genus 
  Erigeron  [syn:  {horseweed},  {Canadian  fleabane},  {Conyza 
  canadensis},  {Erigeron  canadensis}] 




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