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pellitory

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pellitory

noun pel·li·to·ry \ˈpe-lə-ˌtr-ē\
plural pel·li·to·ries

Definition of PELLITORY

1
:  a southern European composite plant (Anacyclus pyrethrum) resembling yarrow —called also pellitory-of-Spain
2
:  any of a genus (Parietaria) of herbs of the nettle family with alternate leaves and inconspicuous flowers —called also pellitory-of-the-wall

Origin of PELLITORY

Middle English peletre, pelytory, from Anglo-French peletre, peretre, from Medieval Latin peletrum, piretrum, alteration of Latin pyrethrum — more at pyrethrum
First Known Use: 15th century

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