starwort

starwort

[stahr-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
1.
any of several chickweeds of the genus Stellaria.
2.
any of several plants of the genera Aster and Arenaria.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see star, wort2

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starwort (ˈstɑːˌwɜːt)
 
n
1.  any of several plants with star-shaped flowers, esp the stitchwort
2.  water starwort any of several aquatic plants of the genus Callitriche, having a star-shaped rosette of floating leaves: family Callitrichaceae

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