Meaning of feverwort in English:

feverwort

noun

historical, rare
  • 1Common centaury, Centaurium erythraeum.

  • 2US The horse gentian Triosteum perfoliatum.

  • 3US Any of several plants of the genus Eupatorium, especially E. perfoliatum.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer.