One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Goutweed, Aegopodium podagraria (family Apiaceae), a perennial flowering plant found in moist, shaded environments, having erect triangular stems, broad toothed leaves, and umbels of small white flowers.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The Gentleman's Magazine. Alteration of gout-weed, by folk-etymological association with goat.
goat weed/ˈɡəʊt wiːd/
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