water dropwort

noun

Definition of water dropwort

1 : a plant of the genus Oenanthe especially : a European poisonous herb (O. crocata) having tuberous roots, a yellow juice that stains the skin, yellow flowers, and foliage resembling that of celery — compare water fennel
2 : a leafless herb (Oxypolis canbyi) of the southeastern U.S. with hollow leaflike stems and slender compound umbels of tiny white flowers

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“Water dropwort.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20dropwort. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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