gromwell

gromwell

[grom-wuhl]
noun
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; Middle English gromil < Old French, equivalent to gro- (< ?) + mil millet < Latin milium

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To gromwell
Collins
World English Dictionary
gromwell (ˈɡrɒmwəl)
 
n
See also puccoon 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
 
[C13: from Old French gromil, from gres sandstone + mil millet, from Latin milium]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;