gromwell

[ grom-wuh l ]
/ ˈgrɒm wəl /

noun

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.

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Origin of gromwell

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

gromwell
/ (ˈɡrɒmwəl) /

noun

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 for gromwell

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