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fleawort

[flee-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈfliˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
a European plantain, Plantago psyllium, having seeds that are used in medicine.
Also called psyllium.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English flewort, Old English flēawyrt. See flea, wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for flea wort

fleawort

/ˈfliːˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any of various plants of the genus Senecio, esp S. integrifolius, a European species with yellow daisy-like flowers and rosettes of downy leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
a Eurasian plantain, Plantago psyllium (or P. indica), whose seeds resemble fleas and were formerly used as a flea repellent
3.
another name for ploughman's spikenard
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