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Obeah bush

[from use as an antidote to obeah; cf. similar use of garlic in Europe] n. a plant, Petereria alliacea: 1920 (Britton 135). 1978 Obeah bush. . .a slender herb with the odour of garlic. Used as a bath to cure "pain in the hones" (Higgs 19). = GARLIC WEED, POND BUSH, POOR-MAN STRENGTH, GUINEA-HEN WEEDSTRONG MAN'S WEED  (Black)

Tags: bush medicine, noun, Obeah, plant

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Last update: 2012-10-21 19:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.5

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