lungwort

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lung·wort

noun \-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

First Known Use of LUNGWORT

before 12th century

lung·wort

noun \-ˌwərt, -ˌw(ə)rt\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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