ribwort

[ rib-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈrɪbˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. ribosome,
  2. ribosuria,
  3. ribosyl,
  4. ribozo,
  5. ribozyme,
  6. ric,
  7. ricardian theory of rent,
  8. ricardo,
  9. ricardo, david,
  10. riccati equation

Origin of ribwort

1325–75; Middle English. See rib1, wort2

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Examples from the Web for ribwort

  • We read of tea made from ribwort, from sage, from thoroughwort, from strawberry and currant leaves.

    Abigail Adams and Her Times|Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Ribwort was also used to make a so-called tea—strawberry and currant leaves, sage, and even strong medicinal herbs likewise.



British Dictionary definitions for ribwort

ribwort

/ (ˈrɪbˌwɜːt) /

noun

a Eurasian plant, Plantago lanceolata, that has lancelike ribbed leaves, which form a rosette close to the ground, and a dense spike of small white flowers: family PlantaginaceaeAlso called: ribgrass See also plantain 1
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