scrophularia

Scrophularia

Scroph`u*la"ri*a\, n. [NL. So called because it was reputed to be remedy for scrofula.] (Bot.) A genus of coarse herbs having small flowers in panicled cymes; figwort.
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scrophularia

noun
type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts 
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