nipplewort

[ nip-uhl-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈnɪp əlˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun

a yellow-flowered plant, Lapsana communis, found in woods and on wasteland.

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Origin of nipplewort

First recorded in 1640–50; nipple + wort2 (from its use in folk medicine to treat ulcerations on nipples)

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Example sentences from the Web for nipplewort

  • The Nipplewort (Lapsana communis) is another very common Composite of waysides and wastes.

    Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux

British Dictionary definitions for nipplewort

nipplewort
/ (ˈnɪpəlˌwɜːt) /

noun

an annual Eurasian plant, Lapsana communis, with pointed oval leaves and small yellow flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
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