spearwort

noun
spear·​wort | \ ˈspir-ˌwərt How to pronounce spearwort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of spearwort

: any of several buttercups (especially Ranunculus flammula) with spear-shaped leaves

First Known Use of spearwort

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Spearwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spearwort. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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