Definition of sneezewort in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnēzwərt/ Pronunciation: /-wôrt/
(also sneezewort yarrow)


A Eurasian yarrow, naturalized in North America, whose dried leaves induce sneezing.
  • Achillea ptarmica, family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • The other was a decoction of green sneezewort, which was also declared to be excellent in some way or other.
  • The drawing of the sneezewort plant has been presented to you in one dimension.
  • Sneezewort, milkwort and lousewort were not noticed in 1999 but sneezewort had returned in 2000, perhaps due to cattle grazing and winter management, i.e bramble clearance.

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Syllabification: sneeze·wort

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