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figwort

[fig-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈfɪgˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any of numerous tall, usually coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia, having a terminal cluster of small greenish-brown to purplish-brown flowers.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; fig1 + wort2
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  • They are the composite or sunflower, figwort or snapdragon, and mustard families.
  • Another member of the figwort family, this is a tall-growing species of penstemon.
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figwort

/ˈfɪɡˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any scrophulariaceous plant of the N temperate genus Scrophularia, having square stems and small brown or greenish flowers
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