lungwort

noun lung·wort \ ˈləŋ-ˌwərt , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of lungwort

: any of several plants (such as a mullein) formerly used in the treatment of respiratory disorders; especially : a European herb (Pulmonaria officinalis) of the borage family with hispid leaves and usually bluish flowers

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First Known Use of lungwort

before 12th century


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lungwort

noun lung·wort \ -ˌwərt , -ˌwȯ(ə)rt \

medical Definition of lungwort

1 : any of several plants formerly used in the treatment of respiratory disorders; especially : a European herb (Pulmonaria officinalis) of the borage family (Boraginaceae) with rough hairy leaves and bluish flowers
2 : a widely distributed lichen (Lobaria pulmonaria) formerly used in the treatment of bronchitis and now to some extent in perfumes and in tanning extracts

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