Definition of ironwort

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  hemp nettle

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Origin and Etymology of ironwort

so called from the belief that such mints cure sword wounds

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to criticize severely

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