moonwort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moonwort of America and Eurasia and Australia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Moonwort (Bot) The herb lunary or honesty. See Honesty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moonwort A fern, Botrychium Lunaria. See lunary, 2, and cut under Botrychium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moonwort any fern of the genus Botrychium
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. móna; cf. Ger. mond, L. mensis, Gr. mēnē.

Usage

In literature:

Our grape-ferns or moonworts, on the other hand, covet more elbow-room.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
They say the Moonwort will doe such things.
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
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