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echinacea British & World English

A North American plant of the daisy family, whose flowers have a raised cone-like centre which appears to consist of soft spines. It is used in herbal medicine, largely for its antibiotic and wound-healing properties

echinacea New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

plant used in herbal medicine

Echinacea in coneflower British & World English

A North American plant of the daisy family, which has flowers with cone-like centres

Echinacea in echinacea British & World English

A North American plant of the daisy family, whose flowers have a raised cone-like centre which appears to consist of soft spines. It is used in herbal medicine, largely for its antibiotic and wound-healing properties