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woundwort

[ woond-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈwundˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun

any of several plants of the genus Stachys, belonging to the mint family, especially S. palustris, having hairy stems and leaves and whorled clusters of small, reddish flowers.

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Origin of woundwort

First recorded in 1540–50; wound1 + wort2
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Example sentences from the Web for woundwort

  • That “Clownes woundwort” owes its name to a labourer who healed himself therewith of a cut with a scythe in his leg.

    The Old English Herbals|Eleanour Sinclair Rohde

British Dictionary definitions for woundwort

woundwort
/ (ˈwuːndˌwɜːt) /

noun

any of various plants of the genus Stachys, such as S. arvensis (field woundwort), having purple, scarlet, yellow, or white flowers and formerly used for dressing wounds: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
any of various other plants used in this way
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