noun pl. agrimonies
- 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: ME < OE agrimonia & OFr aigremoine, both < L agrimonia, altered after ager, field (see acre) < argemonia < Gr argemōnē
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noun pl. ag·ri·mo·nies
- Any of various perennial herbaceous plants of the genus Agrimonia, having pinnately compound leaves and spikelike clusters of small yellow flowers.
- Any of several similar or related plants, such as the hemp agrimony.
Origin: Middle 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.