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toothwort

toothwort

noun tooth·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwrt\

Definition of TOOTHWORT

1
:  a European parasitic plant (Lathraea squamaria) of the broomrape family having pink-tinged white flowers and tooth-shaped scaly leaves
2
:  any of several cresses (genus Dentaria) that have usually fleshy scaly rhizomes and are sometimes placed in the same genus as the bitter cresses

First Known Use of TOOTHWORT

1597

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