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worm·seed

(werm'sēd),
1. Santonica.
2. Synonym(s): chenopodium

wormseed

(wûrm′sēd′)
n.
1. A tropical American plant (Dysphania ambrosioides syn. Chenopodium ambrosioides) having leaves used as a seasoning and yielding an oil used as an anthelmintic. Also called epazote, Mexican tea.
2. Any of several other plants used as an anthelmintic.

wormseed

(1) Chenopodium, an antihelminthic folk remedy. 
(2) Santonica, see there.
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The active parts of the plant are the flower buds, called wormseed, as they are the size and shape of seeds, even though they are really flower buds.
Wormseed Goosefoot--Chenopodium ambrosioides, family Chenopodiaceae; an annual herb grown as a source of the chenopodium oil used as medicines and vermifuges.
(*, #) Erysimum eheiranthoides L.; Wormseed Mustard, Wormseed Wallflower; Dry border of wetland complex; Rare; C = 0; BSUH 13935.