stitch wort


[stich-wurt, -wawrt]
any of several plants belonging to the genus Stellaria, of the pink family, having white flowers.

1225–75; Middle English stichewort, Old English sticwyrt agrimony. See stitch, wort2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To stitch wort
World English Dictionary
stitchwort (ˈstɪtʃˌwɜːt)
any of several low-growing N temperate herbaceous plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Stellaria, having small white star-shaped flowers
[C13: so named because it was once thought to be a remedy for stitches in the side]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature