gromwell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gromwell European perennial branching plant; occurs in hedgerows and at the edge of woodlands
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gromwell (Bot) A plant of the genus Lithospermum L. arvense), anciently used, because of its stony pericarp, in the cure of gravel. The German gromwell is the Stellera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gromwell The common name for the plant Lithospermum officinale. Corn-gromwell is L. arvense. False gromwell is the name of species of Onosmodium. These are all boraginaceous plants with smooth stony fruits.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gromwell grom′wel a herb of the borage family.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Called also gromel, grommel, graymill, and gray, millet, all prob. fr. F. gr,?mil, cf. W. cromandi,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. grumel—L. grumulus, a hillock.