figwort

[fig-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
  1. any of numerous tall, usually coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia, having a terminal cluster of small greenish-brown to purplish-brown flowers.

Origin of figwort

First recorded in 1540–50; fig1 + wort2
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figwort

noun
  1. any scrophulariaceous plant of the N temperate genus Scrophularia, having square stems and small brown or greenish flowers
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