figwort

noun
fig·​wort | \ ˈfig-ˌwərt How to pronounce figwort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of figwort

: any of a genus (Scrophularia) of chiefly herbaceous often fetid plants of the snapdragon family with terminal cymes of small purple, yellow, or greenish flowers

First Known Use of figwort

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Figwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/figwort. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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