moonwort

[moon-wurt, -wawrt]

Origin of moonwort

First recorded in 1570–80; moon + wort2
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moonwort

noun
  1. Also called (US): grape fern any of various ferns of the genus Botrychium, esp B. lunaria, which has crescent-shaped leaflets
  2. another name for honesty (def. 4)
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