moonwort

[ moon-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈmunˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun

any fern of the genus Botrychium, especially B. lunaria, a rare fern having fronds with crescent-shaped leaflets.

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Origin of moonwort

First recorded in 1570–80; moon + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for moonwort

moonwort
/ (ˈmuːnˌwɜːt) /

noun

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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