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whort

[hwurt, wurt] /ʰwɜrt, wɜrt/
noun
1.
the whortleberry.
Also, whortle
[hwur-tl, wur-] /ˈʰwɜr tl, ˈwɜr-/ (Show IPA),
wort.
Origin of whort
1570-1580
1570-80; dialectal variant of Middle English hurte, Old English horte whortleberry
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