gromwell

noun

grom·​well ˈgräm-ˌwel How to pronounce gromwell (audio)
-wəl
: any of a genus (Lithospermum) of plants of the borage family having smooth glossy hard white nutlets

Examples of gromwell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Healthy swaths of silvery rabbitbrush, mountain gromwell, penstemons, Rocky Mountain beeplant and Apache plume add color and sink stabilizing roots into the fragile soils. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 21 Aug. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English gromil, from Anglo-French grumel, gromel

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gromwell was in the 14th century

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“Gromwell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gromwell. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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