starwort

noun

Definition of starwort

1 : any of various chickweeds of the genus Stellaria
2 : a plant of the genus Aster (such as the stiff aster)
3 : any of various plants of the genus Callitriche

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History and Etymology for starwort

Middle English sterrewort, from sterre star + wort

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“Starwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starwort. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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