- another term for wood avens.More example sentences
- When suffering from chills and diarrhea, a decoction of herb bennet is suggested.
- Known as herb bennet or wood avens, this is a yellow-flowered herbaceous perennial up to 2 ft tall, occurring fairly commonly in shaded ground by woods or in hedges.
- During the Middle Ages, the Romans regarded herb bennet as an effective fever reducer.
late Middle English: from Old French herbe beneite, from medieval Latin herba benedicta 'blessed herb' (apparently first applied to a plant thought to ward off the Devil).