Definition of agrimony in English:

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agrimony

Pronunciation: /ˈaɡrɪməni/

noun (plural agrimonies)

A plant of the rose family which bears slender flower spikes and hooked fruits, found in north temperate regions.
  • Genus Agrimonia, family Rosaceae: several species.
Example sentences
  • 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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