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gromwell

[grom-wuh l]
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noun
  1. any of various often hairy plants of the genus Lithospermum, of the borage family, usually bearing white or yellowish flowers and smooth, white, stony nutlets.

Origin of gromwell

1275–1325; Middle English gromil < Old French, equivalent to gro- (< ?) + mil millet < Latin milium
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gromwell

noun
  1. any of various hairy plants of the boraginaceous genus Lithospermum, esp L. officinale, having small greenish-white, yellow, or blue flowers, and smooth nutlike fruitsSee also puccoon (def. 1)

Word Origin

C13: from Old French gromil, from gres sandstone + mil millet, from Latin milium
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