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honewort

[hohn-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈhoʊnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Cryptotaenia, of the parsley family, especially C. canadensis, having clusters of small white flowers.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; hone (< ?) + wort2
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honewort

/ˈhəʊnˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
a European umbelliferous plant, Trinia glauca, with clusters of small white flowers
2.
any of several similar and related plants
Word Origin
C17: apparently from obsolete dialect hone a swelling, of obscure origin; the plant was believed to relieve swellings
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