wormseed

noun
worm·​seed | \ ˈwərm-ˌsēd How to pronounce wormseed (audio) \

Definition of wormseed

: 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

First Known Use of wormseed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wormseed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wormseed. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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wormseed

noun
worm·​seed | \ ˈwərm-ˌsēd How to pronounce wormseed (audio) \

Medical Definition of wormseed

1 : any of various plants whose seeds possess anthelmintic properties: as
a : any of several artemisias
2a : the fruit of the Mexican tea

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