pellitory

noun pel·li·to·ry \ ˈpe-lə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of pellitory

plural pellitories
1 :a southern European composite plant (Anacyclus pyrethrum) resembling yarrow called also pellitory-of-Spain
2 :any of a genus (Parietaria) of herbs of the nettle family with alternate leaves and inconspicuous flowers called also pellitory-of-the-wall

Origin and Etymology of pellitory

Middle English peletre, pelytory, from Anglo-French peletre, peretre, from Medieval Latin peletrum, piretrum, alteration of Latin pyrethrum — more at pyrethrum


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