spearwort

noun

spear·​wort ˈspir-ˌwərt How to pronounce spearwort (audio)
-ˌwȯrt
: any of several buttercups (especially Ranunculus flammula) with spear-shaped leaves

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Spearwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spearwort. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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