hone·​wort | \ ˈhōnˌ- \

Definition of honewort

: any of several plants of the family Umbelliferae: such as
b : a perennial herb (Cryptotaenia canadensis) with thin three-foliolate leaves and small white flowers

called also wild chervil

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First Known Use of honewort

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for honewort

hone- (of unknown origin) + wort

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“Honewort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honewort. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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