1. [ noun ] (botany) any of several North American plants of the genus Erigeron having daisylike flowers; formerly believed to repel fleas
Related terms: wildflower daisy_fleabane Philadelphia_fleabane orange_daisy spreading_fleabane seaside_daisy blue_fleabane robin's_plantain showy_daisy Erigeron
2. [ noun ] (botany) hairy perennial Eurasian herb with yellow daisylike flowers reputed to destroy or drive away fleas
Synonyms: Pulicaria_dysenterica feabane_mullet
Related terms: herb Pulicaria
3. [ noun ] (botany) common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron
Synonyms: Canadian_fleabane Conyza_canadensis Erigeron_canadensis horseweed
Related terms: weed Conyza
Similar spelling:   flabbiness