Advertisement

Advertisement

motherwort

[ muhth-er-wurt, -wawrt ]

noun

  1. a European plant, Leonorus cardiaca, of the mint family, an introduced weed in the U.S., having cut leaves with a whorl of lavender flowers in the axils.


motherwort

/ ˈmʌðəˌwɜːt /

noun

  1. any of several plants of the Eurasian genus Leonurus, esp L. cardiaca, having divided leaves and clusters of small purple or pink flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of motherwort1

1350–1400; Middle English moderwort ( mother 1, wort 2 ), so called because believed helpful for diseases of the womb
Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of motherwort1

C14: so named because it was thought to be beneficial in uterine disorders
Discover More

Example Sentences

Thus the people ascribe to the Motherwort the property of prolonging life.

Page 383, "motherworth and Virginia creeper" was changed to read "motherwort and Virginia creeper."

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


mother witmother yaw