Gout-weed, Herb-gerard, Ash-weed, or Ground-ash, AEgopodium Podagraria,L. an indigenous perennial plant, growing in orchards, gardens, pastures and hedges, and flowering in the months of May and June. This plant has received its name from its supposed efficacy in relieving the gout. Its leaves are very tender, and may be eaten early in the spring among Other pot-herbs; being possessed of nutritive rather than medicinal pro-perties.—Cows, sheep, and goats, are remarkably fond, of the gout-weed, but it is refused by horses. Grafting. See Engrafting.