Definition of honeywort

1 : a European plant of the genus Cerinthe (especially C. retorta) often cultivated for its flowers which yield much honey
2 : a sweet-scented crosswort (Galium cruciatum)

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First Known Use of honeywort

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Honeywort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeywort. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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