dropwort

[drop-wurt, -wawrt]

Origin of dropwort

First recorded in 1530–40; drop + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for dropwort

dropwort

noun
  1. a Eurasian rosaceous plant, Filipendula vulgaris, with finely divided leaves and clusters of white or reddish flowersSee also meadowsweet (def. 1)
  2. water dropwort any of several umbelliferous marsh plants of the genus Oenanthe, with umbrella-shaped clusters of white flowers
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