wallwort

noun

: any of several plants that grow on or in walls: such as
a
: danewort
c
: a stonecrop (Sedum acre)
d

Word History

Etymology

alteration (influenced by wall entry 1) of earlier walwort danewort, from Middle English walwort, walwurt, from Old English wealhwyrt, literally, foreign herb, from Wealh Welshman, foreigner + wyrt herb, root; probably from the belief that it grew where Welsh blood was spilled

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“Wallwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wallwort. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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