Definition of herb bennet in English:

herb bennet

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛnɪt
 
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noun

  • 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.

Origin

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).

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