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miterwort

[mahy-ter-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈmaɪ tərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Mitella, of the saxifrage family, having a capsule that resembles a bishop's miter.
Also, especially British, mitrewort.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; miter + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for miterwort

miterwort

/ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
the US spelling of mitrewort

mitrewort

/ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any of several Asian and North American saxifragaceous plants of the genus Mitella, having clusters of small white flowers and capsules resembling a bishop's mitre Also called bishop's-cap
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