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echinacea Syllabification: ech·i·na·cea
Pronunciation: /ˌekəˈnāSHə/

Definition of echinacea in English:


A North American coneflower. It is used in herbal medicine, largely for its antibiotic and wound-healing properties.
Example sentences
  • Both echinacea and goldenseal root have natural antibiotic activity and are extremely safe, when used as indicated on the label.
  • Consider taking some goldenseal along with the echinacea.
  • The antiviral echinacea and antibacterial goldenseal both stimulate the immune system.


Modern Latin, from Greek ekhinos 'hedgehog'.

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