fleawort

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noun flea·wort \ˈflē-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of fleawort

  1. :  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

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noun flea·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯ(ə)rt\

Medical Definition of fleawort

  1. :  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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