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pilewort

[pahyl-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈpaɪlˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
Also called fireweed. a weedy composite plant, Erechtites hieracifolia, having narrow flower heads enclosed in green bracts.
2.
a North American figwort, Scrophularia marilandica, having small, greenish flowers.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; pile4 + wort1, so called from its use in medicine
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pilewort

/ˈpaɪlˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any of several plants, such as lesser celandine, thought to be effective in treating piles
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