starwort

[ stahr-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈstɑrˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. starvation,
  2. starvation wages,
  3. starve,
  4. starveling,
  5. starving,
  6. stary oskol,
  7. stases,
  8. stash,
  9. stashie,
  10. stasi

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

/ (ˈstɑːˌwɜːt) /

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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