[ hohn-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈhoʊnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /


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

/ (ˈhəʊnˌwɜːt) /


a European umbelliferous plant, Trinia glauca, with clusters of small white flowers
any of several similar and related plants

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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