wartwort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wartwort not unattractive European weed whose flowers turn toward the sun
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wartwort (Bot) A name given to several plants because they were thought to be a cure for warts, as a kind of spurge (Euphorbia Helioscopia), and the nipplewort (Lampsana communis).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wartwort A common name for certain verrucariaceous lichens, so called from the warty appearance of the thallus.
    • n wartwort Same as wartweed. The name is occasionally applied also to the wart-cress or swine-cress, Senebiera Coronopus, and the cudweed, Gnaphalium uliginosum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wartwort a common name for certain lichens having a warty thallus: the wart-cress or swine-cress, the cud-weed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wearte; Ger. warze; prob. allied to L. verruca.