lousewort

noun louse·wort \ ˈlau̇s-ˌwərt , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of lousewort

: any of a genus (Pedicularis) of semiparasitic herbs of the snapdragon family typically having pinnatifid leaves and bilabiate flowers in terminal spikes

First Known Use of lousewort

1597


Learn More about lousewort


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lousewort? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!