wormseed

noun worm·seed \ ˈwərm-ˌsēd \

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

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wormseed

noun worm·seed \ ˈwərm-ˌsēd \

medical Definition of wormseed

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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