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figwort

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

First recorded in 1540–50; fig1 + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for figwort

figwort
/ (ˈfɪɡˌwɜːt) /

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