- a small, often hard, abnormal elevation on the skin, usually caused by a papomavirus.
- any small protuberance, as on the surface of certain plants, the skin of certain animals, etc.
- any unattractive detrimental feature or aspect: The biography presents the full story of the prime minister's political career, warts and all.
- venereal wart.
Origin of wart
Examples from the Web for warted
The spores are salmon-color, in some cases rather pale, smooth or warted.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Under the lens the warted, not reticulate, spores are diagnostic.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Their bodies were covered with a hairless skin, reddish pink in color, wrinkled and warted and plainly extremely thick.Palos of the Dog Star Pack
J. U. Giesy
I piled a generous measure of dripping leaves and moist earth over his warted back.Everyday Adventures
The cap is yellowish and warted, and specimens occur in which the stem and gills are slightly tinged with yellow.
- Also called: verruca pathol any firm abnormal elevation of the skin caused by a virus
- botany a small rounded outgrowth
- warts and all with all blemishes evident
Word Origin and History for warted
Old English wearte, from Proto-Germanic *warton- (cf. Old Norse varta, Old Frisian warte, Dutch wrat, Old High German warza, German warze "wart"), from PIE root *wer- (1) "high, raised spot on the body, or other bodily infirmity" (cf. Latin verruca "swelling, wart;" see vary). Phrase warts and all "without concealment of blemishes" is attested from 1763, supposedly from Oliver Cromwell's instruction to his portrait painter.
- A hard, rough lump that grows on the skin and is caused by infection with certain viruses; it typically occurs on the hands or feet.verruca verruga
- A small growth on the skin caused by a virus, occurring typically on the hands or feet.
- A similar growth on a plant, especially one caused by a fungal disease.