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spleenwort

noun spleen·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwrt\

Definition of SPLEENWORT

:  any of a large genus (Asplenium) of chiefly evergreen ferns having linear or oblong sori

Origin of SPLEENWORT

from the belief in its power to cure disorders of the spleen
First Known Use: 1578
July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
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