- any of several plants belonging to the genus Mitella, of the saxifrage family, having a capsule that resembles a bishop's miter.
Also especially British, mi·tre·wort.
Origin of miterwort
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- any of several Asian and North American saxifragaceous plants of the genus Mitella, having clusters of small white flowers and capsules resembling a bishop's mitreAlso called: bishop's-cap
- the US spelling of mitrewort
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