Definition of sawwort

  1. 1 :  any of various plants constituting a genus (Serratula) of the family Compositae; especially :  a plant (S. tinctoria) the serrate leaves of which yield a yellow dye

  2. 2 :  a plant of the genus Saussurea

  3. 3 :  a button snakeroot (Liatris spicata)

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Origin and Etymology of sawwort

2saw + wort

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a brief usually trivial fact

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