miterwort

[ mahy-ter-wurt, -wawrt ]

noun
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Mitella, of the saxifrage family, having a capsule that resembles a bishop's miter.

Origin of miterwort

1
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; miter + wort2
  • Also especially British, mi·tre·wort .

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British Dictionary definitions for miterwort

miterwort

/ (ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt) /


noun
  1. the US spelling of mitrewort

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