Joe-pye-weed definition

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Any of several tall North American plants of the genus Eupatorium of the composite family, having whorled leaves and clusters of small pinkish or purplish flower heads.
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Any of a number of perennial American plants (genus Eupatorium) of the composite family, with whorled leaves and clusters of rayless, pinkish or purple flower heads.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
joe-pye-weed
Plural:
joe-pye weeds

Origin of joe-pye-weed

  • Origin unknown

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