Definition of bruisewort

  1. :  any plant supposed to heal bruises: such as a :  daisy 1a b :  soapwort c :  comfrey 1

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Origin and Etymology of bruisewort

Middle English brisewort, from Old English brȳsewyrt, from brȳsan to bruise + wyrt wort — more at bruise, wort

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to cast off or become cast off

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