agrimony definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
agrimony definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.