HyperDic: wild_quinine

English > 1 sense of the expression wild quinine:
NOUNplantwild quinine, American feverfew, prairie dock, Parthenium integrifoliumstout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers
English > wild quinine: 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, prairie dock, 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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