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

Word History


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 29 May. 2024.

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