The seedpod of the herb bennet plant.
A hairy Eurasian plant (Geum urbanum) in the rose family, having small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally.
Origin of herb bennetMiddle English herbe benet, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin herba benedicta : Latin herba, herb + Latin benedicta, feminine past participle of benedīcere, to bless; see Benediction .
- (dated) The avens (Geum urbanum) or the common avens, (Geum aleppicum).
The term was occasionally capitalised to Herb Bennet.