Definition of boneset in English:

boneset

Pronunciation /ˈbōnset/ /ˈboʊnsɛt/

noun

  • 1A North American plant of the daisy family that bears clusters of small flowers and is used in herbal medicine.

    Genus Eupatorium, family Compositae, several species, in particular the white-flowered E. perfoliatum and its purple-flowered form, purple boneset

    ‘Secondly, don't forget the potency and value of our local herbs such as boneset and lemon balm for treating such conditions.’
    • ‘The boneset tastes like autumn pork, roasting in a pan with mint leaves, raspberry tea, and lemon peels.’
    • ‘Common species include Virginia mountain mint, perfoliate boneset, and New England aster.’
    • ‘While taking one of our walks, we spotted this small patch of boneset growing on the side of the road.’
    • ‘Dosage: Talk with your caregiver about how much Boneset you should take.’
    1. 1.1British
      another term for comfrey
      ‘Also known as common comfrey, blackwort, boneset, bruisewort, gum plant, healing herb, salsify, and slippery root, this erect-growing herb can reach a height of one meter.’
      another term for comfrey
      • ‘Comfrey was used by herbalists to promote more rapid repair of broken bones, hence the common names boneset and knitbone.’