wormseed

noun

worm·​seed ˈwərm-ˌsēd How to pronounce wormseed (audio)
: any of various plants whose seeds possess anthelmintic properties: such as
a
: any of several artemisias
b
: a widely naturalized tropical American goosefoot (Chenopodium ambrosioides) compare epazote

Examples of wormseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mom enjoyed sharing stories of her childhood life on the farm, including stories about helping to harvest wormseed. Kevin Dayhoff, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 11 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wormseed was in the 14th century

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“Wormseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wormseed. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

wormseed

noun
worm·​seed ˈwərm-ˌsēd How to pronounce wormseed (audio)
1
: any of various plants whose seeds possess anthelmintic properties: as
a
: any of several artemisias
2
a
: the fruit of the Mexican tea
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