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Definition of "fleabane" [flea•bane]

  • Any of various plants of the genus Erigeron, having variously colored, many-rayed, daisylike flower heads. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fleabane" in a sentence
  • "Our fleabane is a troublesome weed at times, but good husbandry has little to dread from it."
  • "Mentha pulegium, also called fleabane, is the most well-known of these."
  • "Bird's-foot trefoil and bugloss, poppies and cornflowers, fumitory and fleabane – there were about 20 species all in bloom and, aside from the great surge of colour, the highlight for me was the bumblebees, mainly common carder and red-tailed bumblebees, that trafficked through the flowers all day long."