- any plant of a genus (Agrimonia) in the rose family, typically having little yellow flowers on spiky stalks and bearing burlike fruits
- hemp agrimony
Origin of agrimonyMiddle English ; from Old English agrimonia and amp; Old French aigremoine, both ; from Classical Latin agrimonia, altered after ager, field (see acre) ; from argemonia ; from Classical Greek argemōnē
- Any of various perennial herbaceous plants of the genus Agrimonia in the rose family, having pinnately compound leaves and spikelike clusters of small yellow flowers.
- Any of several similar or related plants, such as the hemp agrimony.
Origin of agrimonyMiddle English, from Old French aigremoine, from Latin agrimōnia (influenced by Old French aigre, sour), alteration of argemōnia, from Greek argemōnē, poppy, possibly from argos, white; see arg- in Indo-European roots.