Definition of rupturewort

: a plant of the genus Herniaria especially : a common prostrate Old World herb (H. glabra) formerly reputed to cure ruptures and sometimes used as a ground cover

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First Known Use of rupturewort

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Rupturewort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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