false miterwort


false mi·​ter·​wort -ˈmī-tər-ˌwərt How to pronounce false miterwort (audio)

Word History


miterwort from the resemblance of the plant's capsule to a bishop's miter

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of false miterwort was in 1868

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“False miterwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20miterwort. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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