spleenwort

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noun spleen·wort \ ˈsplēn-ˌwərt , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of spleenwort

:any of a large genus (Asplenium) of chiefly evergreen ferns having linear or oblong sori

Origin and Etymology of spleenwort

from the belief in its power to cure disorders of the spleen


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