[ moon-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈmunˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
any fern of the genus Botrychium, especially B. lunaria, a rare fern having fronds with crescent-shaped leaflets.
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Example sentences from the Web for moonwort
I have the wild rosehip, and the flat shield of the moonwort, and a pea-pod, and more whose names I know not.The Dove in the Eagle's Nest|Charlotte M. Yonge
Moonwort has (or perhaps had) a miraculous effect on iron, with power to open locks or unshoe horses.Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts|Rosalind Northcote
British Dictionary definitions for moonwort
/ (ˈmuːnˌwɜːt) /
Also called (US): grape fern any of various ferns of the genus Botrychium, esp B. lunaria, which has crescent-shaped leaflets
another name for honesty (def. 4)
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