honewort

honewort

[hohn-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
any plant of the genus Cryptotaenia, of the parsley family, especially C. canadensis, having clusters of small white flowers.

Origin:
1625–35; hone (< ?) + wort2

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

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