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woundwort

[woond-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈwundˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Stachys, belonging to the mint family, especially S. palustris, having hairy stems and leaves and whorled clusters of small, reddish flowers.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; wound1 + wort2
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woundwort

/ˈwuːndˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any of various plants of the genus Stachys, such as S. arvensis (field woundwort), having purple, scarlet, yellow, or white flowers and formerly used for dressing wounds: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2.
any of various other plants used in this way
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