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 for rheumatism weed
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rheumatism weed
      n 1: Canadian dogbane yielding a tough fiber used as cordage by
           Native Americans; used in folk medicine for pain or
           inflammation in joints [syn: Indian hemp, rheumatism
           weed, Apocynum cannabinum]
      2: North American perennial having pinkish flowers in loose
         cymes; used in folk medicine for pain or inflammation in
         joints [syn: common dogbane, spreading dogbane,
         rheumatism weed, Apocynum androsaemifolium]

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