lousewort

noun

louse·​wort ˈlau̇s-ˌwərt How to pronounce lousewort (audio)
-ˌwȯrt
: any of a genus (Pedicularis) of semiparasitic herbs of the snapdragon family typically having pinnatifid leaves and bilabiate flowers in terminal spikes

Examples of lousewort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right at your feet, a mushy tundra is rich in colorful life eking out an existence: White Arctic bell heather, willow herb, drooping saxifrage, Arctic poppy, and lousewort fern. John Oseid, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lousewort was in 1597

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“Lousewort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lousewort. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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