gromwell

noun
grom·​well | \ ˈgräm-ˌwel How to pronounce gromwell (audio) , -wəl \

Definition of gromwell

: 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, "3 Flagstaff summer hikes with mountain views and fields of flowers: Here's how to do them," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of gromwell

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gromwell

Middle English gromil, from Anglo-French grumel, gromel

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“Gromwell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gromwell. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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