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honeywort

[huhn-ee-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈhʌn iˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
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1.
a plant, Cerinthe retorta, of Greece, having bluish-green leaves and purple-tipped yellow flowers.
Origin of honeywort
1590-1600
1590-1600; honey + wort2, so called because its flowers yield much honey
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  • The leaves of honeywort are often lightly spotted, which may be one of its elements of mystery.

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