Goutweed Definition

A European plant (Aegopodium podagraria) in the parsley family, widely naturalized in eastern North America, having small white flowers grouped in compound umbels. A variegated form is commonly grown as an edging or ground cover.
American Heritage
Ground-elder, Aegopodium podagraria.

Origin of Goutweed

  • gout +"Ž weed, from having formerly been used to treat gout.

    From Wiktionary

  • From its earlier use as a cure for gout

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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