/sneez"weed'/, n.
any of several coarse composite plants of the genus Helenium, the flowers of which resemble sunflowers and cause sneezing.
[1830-40; SNEEZE + WEED1]

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      any of about 40 species of tall herbs constituting the genus Helenium of the family Asteraceae, native to North America. Most are perennials with flat-topped clusters of yellow, brown, or red flower heads and leaves that alternate along the stem. Summer- or fall-blooming species are cultivated as border plants. The disk flowers are darker than the ray flowers, which may be turned back.

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