Motherwort Moth"er*wort`, n. (Bot.) (a) A labiate herb ({Leonurus Cardiaca}), of a bitter taste, used popularly in medicine; lion's tail. (b) The mugwort. See {Mugwort}. [1913 Webster]

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  • motherwort — [muth′ərwʉrt΄] n. [ME moderwort (see MOTHER1 & WORT2): from the notion that it was helpful in curing diseases of the womb] any of a genus (Leonurus) of weedy plants of the mint family; esp., an Old World perennial ( L. cardiaca) with pink or… …   English World dictionary

  • Motherwort — Taxobox name = Leonurus cardiaca image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Lamiaceae genus = Leonurus species = L. cardiaca binomial = Leonurus cardiaca binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • motherwort — Lion s tail Li on s tail (l[imac] [u^]nz t[=a]l ) n. (Bot.) A genus of labiate plants ({Leonurus}); so called from a fancied resemblance of its flower spikes to the tuft of a lion s tail. {Leonurus Cardiaca} is the common {motherwort}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • motherwort — Mugwort Mug wort , n. [AS. mucgwyrt. Cf. {Midge}.] (Bot.) A somewhat aromatic composite weed ({Artemisia vulgaris}), at one time used medicinally; called also {motherwort}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • motherwort — paprastoji sukatžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Leonurus cardiaca), paplitęs Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Leonurus cardiaca angl. motherwort šaltinis Valstybinės …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • motherwort — /mudh euhr werrt , wawrt /, n. a European plant, Leonorus cardiaca, of the mint family, an introduced weed in the U.S., having cut leaves with a whorl of lavender flowers in the axils. [1350 1400; ME moderwort (see MOTHER1, WORT2), so called… …   Universalium

  • motherwort — noun Any of several perennial plants, of the genus Leonurus, that have traditional medicinal uses …   Wiktionary

  • motherwort — n. type of weedy labiate plant having a bitter taste that produces clusters of small pink or purple flowers and was used in the past as a medicinal herb during childbirth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • motherwort — noun a tall strong smelling plant of the mint family, used in herbal medicine, especially in the treatment of gynaecological disorders. [Leonurus cardiaca.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • motherwort — noun bitter Old World herb of hedgerows and woodland margins having toothed leaves and white or pale pink flowers • Syn: ↑Leonurus cardiaca • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Leonurus, ↑genus Leonurus …   Useful english dictionary

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