fleawort

noun
flea·​wort | \ ˈflē-ˌwərt How to pronounce fleawort (audio) , -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 the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fleawort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleawort. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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fleawort

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

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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