Definition of boneset in English:

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boneset

Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊnsɛt/

noun

1A North American plant of the daisy family, which bears clusters of small white flowers and is used in herbal medicine.
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Secondly, don't forget the potency and value of our local herbs such as boneset and lemon balm for treating such conditions.
  • The boneset tastes like autumn pork, roasting in a pan with mint leaves, raspberry tea, and lemon peels.
  • Common species include Virginia mountain mint, perfoliate boneset, and New England aster.
1.1British The common comfrey, the ground-up root of which was formerly used as a ‘plaster’ to set broken bones.
Example sentences
  • Also known as common comfrey, blackwort, boneset, bruisewort, gum plant, healing herb, salsify, and slippery root, this erect-growing herb can reach a height of one meter.
  • Comfrey was used by herbalists to promote more rapid repair of broken bones, hence the common names boneset and knitbone.

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