mitrewort

noun
mi·tre·wort | \ˈmī-tər-ˌwərt, -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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mitrewort

Dictionary Entries near mitrewort

mitral

mitral valve

mitrate

mitrewort

Mitridae

mitriform

Mitropoulos

Statistics for mitrewort

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for mitrewort

The first known use of mitrewort was in 1771

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on mitrewort

See words that rhyme with mitrewort

Comments on mitrewort

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

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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