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lungwort

noun lung·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwrt\

Definition of LUNGWORT

:  any of several plants (as a mullein) formerly used in the treatment of respiratory disorders; especially :  a European herb (Pulmonaria officinalis) of the borage family with hispid leaves and usually bluish flowers
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First Known Use of LUNGWORT

before 12th century
Medical Dictionary

lungwort

noun lung·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌw(ə)rt\

Medical Definition of LUNGWORT

1
:  any of several plants formerly used in the treatment of respiratory disorders; especially :  a European herb (Pulmonaria officinalis) of the borage family (Boraginaceae) with rough hairy leaves and bluish flowers
2
:  a widely distributed lichen (Lobaria pulmonaria) formerly used in the treatment of bronchitis and now to some extent in perfumes and in tanning extracts

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