: any of several shrubby or subshrubby mints that constitute the genus Sideritis, often have yellow flowers and whitish woolly stem or leaves, and are chiefly native to the eastern Mediterranean region

Word History


so called from the belief that such mints cure sword wounds

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“Ironwort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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