figwort

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fig·wort

noun \ˈfig-ˌwərt, -ˌwrt\

Definition of FIGWORT

:  any of a genus (Scrophularia) of chiefly herbaceous often fetid plants of the snapdragon family with terminal cymes of small purple, yellow, or greenish flowers

First Known Use of FIGWORT

1548

figwort

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of about 200 species of coarse plants that make up the genus Scrophularia (family Scrophulariaceae), native to open woodlands in the Northern Hemisphere. Figworts are tall, frequently foul-smelling plants with purple, greenish, or yellow flowers in large branched spikes.

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