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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleabane, feabane mullet, Pulicaria dysentericanoun

    hairy perennial Eurasian herb with yellow daisylike flowers reputed to destroy or drive away fleas

  2. fleabanenoun

    any of several North American plants of the genus Erigeron having daisylike flowers; formerly believed to repel fleas

  3. horseweed, Canadian fleabane, fleabane, Conyza canadensis, Erigeron canadensisnoun

    common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron


  1. fleabanenoun

    Any of various plants of the genera Inula (especially I. dysenterica) or Erigeron (especially E. acre).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fleabanenoun

    A plant.

    Etymology: flea and bane.

    It hath undivided leaves, which, for the most part, are glutinous, and have a strong scent: the cup of the flower is for the most part scaly, and of a cylindrical form: the flower is composed of many florets, which are succeeded by seeds with a downy substance adhering to them. Philip Miller.


  1. Fleabane

    Fleabane is a common name for some flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.


  1. fleabane

    Fleabane is a common name for several types of plants, often from the aster family, believed to have the ability to repel or destroy fleas. The term is often used to describe various species in the genera Erigeron and Inula which produce clusters of daisy-like flowers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleabanenoun

    one of various plants, supposed to have efficacy in driving away fleas. They belong, for the most part, to the genera Conyza, Erigeron, and Pulicaria

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleabane in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleabane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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