drop wort


[drop-wurt, -wawrt]
a European plant, Filipendula vulgaris, of the rose family, bearing small, scentless, white or reddish flowers.

1530–40; drop + wort2

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dropwort (ˈdrɒpˌwɜːt)
1.  See also meadowsweet a Eurasian rosaceous plant, Filipendula vulgaris, with finely divided leaves and clusters of white or reddish flowers
2.  water dropwort any of several umbelliferous marsh plants of the genus Oenanthe, with umbrella-shaped clusters of white flowers

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