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selfheal

[ self-heel ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌhil /
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noun

a plant, Prunella vulgaris, of the mint family, having pinnate leaves and tubular violet-blue flowers, formerly believed to have healing properties.
any of various other plants believed to have similar properties.

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Origin of selfheal

First recorded in 1350–1400, selfheal is from the Middle English word selfhele.See self, heal
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British Dictionary definitions for selfheal

selfheal
/ (ˈsɛlfˌhiːl) /

noun

a low-growing European herbaceous plant, Prunella vulgaris, with tightly clustered violet-blue flowers and reputedly having healing powers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
any of several other plants thought to have healing powers
Also called: allheal, heal-all
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