Rattlewort

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rattlewort (Bot) Same as Rattlebox.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rattlewort A plant of the genus Crotalaria. Compare rattlebox, 2 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rattlewort a plant of genus Crotalaria
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hrætelwyrt,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hrætele, hratele, a plant—from the rattling of the seeds in the capsules; Ger. rasseln, Dut. ratelen, to rattle.