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nounIrish English, English Regional, South-Western, US
Any of various flowering plants; especially †(a) yarrow (genus Achillea) (obsolete); (b) any of various stonecrops (Sedum); (c) love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Anna Bray (1790–1883), novelist and writer. From love + entangled. In some forms from love + entangle.
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