NOUN. A plant valued for its intensive healing properties, especially when combined with such unstoppable forces as Elvish healers and future Kings of Gondor.
Known by the ignorant as the weed kingsfoil.
King of Gondor: "Do you know the plant Athelas?"
King of Gondor: "You might know kingsfoil."
Commoner: "Aye- a weed!"
King of Gondor: "NOT a weed. The healing properties are NOT tied to hallucinogens."