moon-wort

moonwort

[moon-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
1.
any fern of the genus Botrychium, especially B. lunaria, a rare fern having fronds with crescent-shaped leaflets.
2.
honesty ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1570–80; moon + wort2

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moonwort (ˈmuːnˌwɜːt)
 
n
1.  Also called (US): grape fern any of various ferns of the genus Botrychium, esp B. lunaria, which has crescent-shaped leaflets
2.  another name for honesty

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