fleawort

noun

flea·​wort ˈflē-ˌwərt How to pronounce fleawort (audio)
-ˌwȯrt
: any of three Old World plantains (especially Plantago psyllium) whose seeds are sometimes used as a mild laxative compare psyllium

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fleawort was before the 12th century

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“Fleawort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleawort. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

fleawort

noun
flea·​wort -ˌwərt How to pronounce fleawort (audio) -ˌwȯ(ə)rt How to pronounce fleawort (audio)
: 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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