HyperDic: prairie_dock

English > 1 sense of the expression prairie dock:
NOUNplantprairie dock, American feverfew, wild quinine, Parthenium integrifoliumstout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers
English > prairie dock: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningstout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns.
SynonymsAmerican feverfew, wild quinine, Parthenium integrifolium
Member ofParthenium, genus Partheniumsmall genus of North American herbs and shrubs with terminal panicles of small ray flowers
Broadersubshrub, suffrutexlow-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

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