mitrewort

[ mahy-ter-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈmaɪ tərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. mitre box,
  2. mitre gear,
  3. mitre joint,
  4. mitre square,
  5. mitre, bartolomé,
  6. mitriform,
  7. mitropoulos,
  8. mitropoulos, dimitri,
  9. mitscher,
  10. mitsvah

miterwort

[ mahy-ter-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈmaɪ tərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun

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

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; miter + wort2

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British Dictionary definitions for mitrewort

mitrewort

US miterwort

/ (ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt) /

noun

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

miterwort

/ (ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt) /

noun

the US spelling of mitrewort
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