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stitchwort

[stich-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈstɪtʃˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Stellaria, of the pink family, having white flowers.
Origin
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English stichewort, Old English sticwyrt agrimony. See stitch, wort2
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stitchwort

/ˈstɪtʃˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any of several low-growing N temperate herbaceous plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Stellaria, having small white star-shaped flowers
Word Origin
C13: so named because it was once thought to be a remedy for stitches in the side
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