Definition of sawwort
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 : a plant of the genus Saussurea
3 : a button snakeroot (Liatris spicata)
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Origin and Etymology of sawwort
2saw + wort
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