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selfheal

[self-heel] /ˈsɛlfˌhil/
noun
1.
a plant, Prunella vulgaris, of the mint family, having pinnate leaves and tubular violet-blue flowers, formerly believed to have healing properties.
2.
any of various other plants believed to have similar properties.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English selfhele. See self, heal
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selfheal

/ˈsɛlfˌhiːl/
noun
1.
a low-growing European herbaceous plant, Prunella vulgaris, with tightly clustered violet-blue flowers and reputedly having healing powers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2.
any of several other plants thought to have healing powers
Also called allheal, heal-all
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