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miterwort

[ mahy-ter-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈmaɪ tərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun
any of several plants belonging to the genus Mitella, of the saxifrage family, having a capsule that resembles a bishop's miter.
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Also especially British, mi·tre·wort .

Origin of miterwort

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; miter + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for miterwort

miterwort
/ (ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt) /

noun
the US spelling of mitrewort
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