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toothwort

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noun tooth·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of toothwort

  1. 1 :  a European parasitic plant (Lathraea squamaria) of the broomrape family having pink-tinged white flowers and tooth-shaped scaly leaves

  2. 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



1597

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1597


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