Miterwort
Miterwort Mi"ter*wort`, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Mitella}, -- slender, perennial herbs with a pod slightly resembling a bishop's miter; bishop's cap. [1913 Webster]

{False miterwort}, a white-flowered perennial herb of the United States ({Tiarella cardifolia}). [1913 Webster]


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  • miterwort — ☆ miterwort [mīt′ər wʉrt΄ ] n. BISHOP S CAP …   English World dictionary

  • miterwort — mitrewort mitrewort n. Any of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus {Mitella} having a capsule resembling a bishop s miter. [Also spelled {miterwort}.] Syn: miterwort, bishop s cap. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miterwort — noun see mitrewort …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miterwort — /muy teuhr werrt , wawrt /, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Mitella, of the saxifrage family, having a capsule that resembles a bishop s miter. Also, esp. Brit., mitrewort. [1810 20, Amer.; MITER + WORT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • miterwort — mi•ter•wort [[t]ˈmaɪ tərˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln any of several plants belonging to the genus Mitella, of the saxifrage family, having a capsule that resembles a bishop s miter • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • miterwort — noun any of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus Mitella having a capsule resembling a bishop s miter • Syn: ↑mitrewort, ↑bishop s cap • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑fairy cup, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • False miterwort — Miterwort Mi ter*wort , n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Mitella}, slender, perennial herbs with a pod slightly resembling a bishop s miter; bishop s cap. [1913 Webster] {False miterwort}, a white flowered perennial herb of the United States… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • false miterwort — noun Etymology: miterwort from the resemblance of the plant s capsule to a bishop s miter Date: 1868 foamflower …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • false miterwort — foamflower. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • false miterwort — false′ mi′terwort n. pln foamflower • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

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