stitchwort

[stich-wurt, -wawrt]

Origin of stitchwort

1225–75; Middle English stichewort, Old English sticwyrt agrimony. See stitch, wort2
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stitchwort

noun
  1. any of several low-growing N temperate herbaceous plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Stellaria, having small white star-shaped flowers

Word Origin for stitchwort

C13: so named because it was once thought to be a remedy for stitches in the side
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