rib·​wort ˈrib-ˌwərt How to pronounce ribwort (audio)

Examples of ribwort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dr Singer and Dr Parmasan then saw the whole population vanish within a year, when a change of land use caused ribwort to disappear, even though blue-eyed Mary was still available. The Economist, 9 May 2018 This week’s Nature, however, describes the fate of a population of the insect in Nevada that evolved to prefer ribwort plantain, a weed introduced from Europe that is common in American cattle pastures. The Economist, 9 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ribwort was in the 14th century

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“Ribwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ribwort. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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