[ rib-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈrɪbˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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How to use ribwort in a sentence
Ribwort was also used to make a so-called tea—strawberry and currant leaves, sage, and even strong medicinal herbs likewise.Customs and Fashions in Old New England|Alice Morse Earle
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
British Dictionary definitions for ribwort
/ (ˈrɪbˌwɜːt) /
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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