starwort

[stahr-wurt, -wawrt]
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noun

any of several chickweeds of the genus Stellaria.
any of several plants of the genera Aster and Arenaria.

Origin of starwort

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at star, wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for starwort

starwort

noun

any of several plants with star-shaped flowers, esp the stitchwort
water starwort any of several aquatic plants of the genus Callitriche, having a star-shaped rosette of floating leaves: family Callitrichaceae
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