lungwort

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noun lung·wort \ˈləŋ-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of lungwort

  1. :  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

First Known Use of lungwort

before 12th century


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lungwort

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noun lung·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯ(ə)rt\

Medical Definition of lungwort

  1. 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. 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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