mitrewort

noun
mi·​tre·​wort | \ ˈmī-tər-ˌwərt How to pronounce mitrewort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \
variants: or less commonly miterwort

Definition of mitrewort

: any of a genus (Mitella) of rhizomatous perennial herbs of the saxifrage family that bear a capsule resembling a bishop's miter

First Known Use of mitrewort

1771, in the meaning defined above

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“Mitrewort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mitrewort. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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