[ swol-oh-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈswɒl oʊˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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any of several plants of the milkweed family, especially a climbing vine, Cynanchum nigrum(black swallowwort ), native to Europe, having small, brownish flowers.
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Words nearby swallowwort
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British Dictionary definitions for swallowwort
/ (ˈswɒləʊˌwɜːt) /
any of several Eurasian vines of the genus Cynanchum, esp C. nigrum, having small brownish-purple flowers: family Asclepiadaceae
a related European herbaceous plant, Vincetoxicum officinale (or Cynanchum vincetoxicum), having an emetic root
another name for greater celandine
Word Origin for swallowwort
C16: so called because the shape of its pod is reminiscent of a flying swallow
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