echinacea definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of coneflowers for the genus Echinacea, having often pinkish-purple ray flowers.
    • The roots, seeds, or any other elements of these types of a plant, used in herbal medication.
    • some of several flowers, of genus Echinacea, having pinkish-purple plants.
    • A herbal medicine obtained from the roots and seeds of these plants.
    • A genus of coarse composite plants for the prairies of united states, allied to Rudbeckia, however with lengthy rose-colored rays and prickly-pointed chaff.
    • little genus of North American coarse perennial natural herbs

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