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gromwell

[grom-wuh l] /ˈgrɒm wəl/
noun
1.
any of various often hairy plants of the genus Lithospermum, of the borage family, usually bearing white or yellowish flowers and smooth, white, stony nutlets.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English gromil < Old French, equivalent to gro- (< ?) + mil millet < Latin milium
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gromwell

/ˈɡrɒmwəl/
noun
1.
any of various hairy plants of the boraginaceous genus Lithospermum, esp L. officinale, having small greenish-white, yellow, or blue flowers, and smooth nutlike fruits See also puccoon (sense 1)
Word Origin
C13: from Old French gromil, from gres sandstone + mil millet, from Latin milium
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