honeywort

[ huhn-ee-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈhʌn iˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun

a plant, Cerinthe retorta, of Greece, having bluish-green leaves and purple-tipped yellow flowers.

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Origin of honeywort

1590–1600; honey + wort2, so called because its flowers yield much honey
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Example sentences from the Web for honeywort

  • The leaves of Honeywort are often lightly spotted, which may be one of its elements of mystery.

    Old-Time Gardens|Alice Morse Earle