Definition of agrimony in English:

agrimony

Syllabification: ag·ri·mo·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈaɡrəˌmōnē
 
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noun (plural agrimonies)

A plant of the rose family bearing slender flower spikes and spiny fruits. Native to north temperate regions, it has been used traditionally in herbal medicine and dyeing.
  • Genus Agrimonia, family Rosaceae: several species, in particular A. eupatoria, which has small yellow flowers
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  • Other locally common tannin-rich plants include blackberry, raspberry, rose, lady's mantle, agrimony, meadowsweet, and strawberry (all members of the rose family), geraniums, purple loosestrife, and sumacs.
  • Examples of carbonizing herbs to stop bleeding are carbonized cattail pollen, carbonized human hair, carbonized agrimony and carbonized wormwood or mugwort.
  • To dry agrimony, spread out the leaves, flowers, and stems on a wire rack in a warm, shaded location.

Origin

late Middle English: directly or (in early use) via Old French from Latin agrimonia, alteration of argemonia, from Greek argemōnē 'poppy'.

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