milkwort

[ milk-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈmɪlkˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun

any plant or shrub of the genus Polygala, formerly supposed to increase the secretion of milk.

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Origin of milkwort

First recorded in 1570–80; milk + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for milkwort

milkwort
/ (ˈmɪlkˌwɜːt) /

noun

any of several plants of the genus Polygala, having small blue, pink, or white flowers with two petal-like sepals: family Polygalaceae. They were formerly believed to increase milk production in cowsSee also senega
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