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[hohn-wurt, -wawrt]
  1. any plant of the genus Cryptotaenia, of the parsley family, especially C. canadensis, having clusters of small white flowers.
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Origin of honewort

1625–35; hone (< ?) + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for honewort


  1. a European umbelliferous plant, Trinia glauca, with clusters of small white flowers
  2. any of several similar and related plants
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Word Origin for honewort

C17: apparently from obsolete dialect hone a swelling, of obscure origin; the plant was believed to relieve swellings
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