mitrewort

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

noun Chiefly British.

Definition for mitrewort (2 of 2)

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 (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for mitrewort (2 of 2)

miterwort

/ (ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt) /

noun

the US spelling of mitrewort

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