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milkwort

[milk-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈmɪlkˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any plant or shrub of the genus Polygala, formerly supposed to increase the secretion of milk.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; milk + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for milk wort

milkwort

/ˈmɪlkˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Polygala, having small blue, pink, or white flowers with two petal-like sepals: family Polygalaceae. They were formerly believed to increase milk production in cows See also senega
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