fleawort

noun flea·wort \ ˈflē-ˌwərt , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of fleawort

: any of three Old World plantains (especially Plantago psyllium) whose seeds are sometimes used as a mild laxative — compare psyllium

First Known Use of fleawort

before 12th century

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fleawort

noun flea·wort \ -ˌwərt , -ˌwȯ(ə)rt \

medical Definition of fleawort

: any of three Old World plantains of the genus Plantago (especially P. psyllium) that are the source of psyllium seed called also psyllium

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