motherwort

noun

Definition of motherwort

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a plant of the genus Leonurus; especially :  a bitter Old World mint (L. cardiaca) with dentate wedge-shaped leaves and axillary whorls of small purple flowers

  2. 2 :  mugwort 1

  3. 3 :  feverfew

  4. 4 :  marsh milkweed

  5. 5 :  moneywort

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Origin and Etymology of motherwort

Middle English moderwort, from moder mother + wort — more at mother, wort


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