mitrewort

noun

mi·​tre·​wort ˈmī-tər-ˌwərt How to pronounce mitrewort (audio)
-ˌwȯrt
variants or less commonly miterwort
: any of a genus (Mitella) of rhizomatous perennial herbs of the saxifrage family that bear a capsule resembling a bishop's miter

Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mitrewort was in 1771

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“Mitrewort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mitrewort. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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