any of several chickweeds of the genus Stellaria.
any of several plants of the genera Aster and Arenaria.
Origin of starwort
word dating back to 1350–1400;
see origin at star
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Examples from the Web for starwort
Historical Examples of starwort
The starwort, a great favorite with the Japanese, was met in abundance.
Starwort I have already spoken of, as a good purveyor of oxygen.
His old skin hung before him on the starwort, white-gleaming and transparent, a perfect, neatly folded model of himself.
Starwort, too, they are very fond of, and soon clear the bottom of every fragment.
The lovely green of the starwort, spread over the whole of the surface of the water, has a fairy-like effect.
British Dictionary definitions for starwort
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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