miterwort

miterwort

[mahy-ter-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
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:
1810–20, Americanism; miter + wort2

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miterwort (ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt)
 
n
the US spelling of mitrewort

mitrewort or (US) miterwort (ˈmaɪtəˌwɜːt)
 
n
Also called: bishop's-cap 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
 
miterwort or (US) miterwort
 
n

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