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A plant of the rose family which bears slender flower spikes and hooked fruits, found in north temperate regions.
- ‘Examples of carbonizing herbs to stop bleeding are carbonized cattail pollen, carbonized human hair, carbonized agrimony and carbonized wormwood or mugwort.’
- ‘Woodland agrimony is the smallest member of the Agrimonia genus in New York.’
- ‘To dry agrimony, spread out the leaves, flowers, and stems on a wire rack in a warm, shaded location.’
- ‘European agrimony is found on dry, grassy hills and in woods.’
- ‘Other locally common tannin-rich plants include blackberry, raspberry, rose, lady's mantle, agrimony, meadowsweet, and strawberry (all members of the rose family), geraniums, purple loosestrife, and sumacs.’
Late Middle English: directly or (in early use) via Old French from Latin agrimonia, alteration of argemonia, from Greek argemōnē ‘poppy’.
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