Definition of echinacea in English:


Syllabification: ech·i·na·cea
Pronunciation: /ˌekəˈnāSHə


  • A North American coneflower. It is used in herbal medicine, largely for its antibiotic and wound-healing properties.
    • Genus Echinacea, family Compositae: several species, in particular the purple coneflower
    More example sentences
    • Both echinacea and goldenseal root have natural antibiotic activity and are extremely safe, when used as indicated on the label.
    • Consider taking some goldenseal along with the echinacea.
    • The antiviral echinacea and antibacterial goldenseal both stimulate the immune system.


modern Latin, from Greek ekhinos 'hedgehog'.

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