[stahr-wurt, -wawrt]

Origin of starwort

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at star, wort2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for starwort


  1. any of several plants with star-shaped flowers, esp the stitchwort
  2. 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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