Yellow lousewort
Lousewort Louse"wort`, n. (Bot.) Any species of {Pedicularis}, a genus of perennial herbs. It was said to make sheep that fed on it lousy. [1913 Webster]

{Yellow lousewort}, a plant of the genus {Rhinanthus}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lousewort — Louse wort , n. (Bot.) Any species of {Pedicularis}, a genus of perennial herbs. It was said to make sheep that fed on it lousy. [1913 Webster] {Yellow lousewort}, a plant of the genus {Rhinanthus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lousewort — [lous′wʉrt΄] n. [so called because sheep feeding on the plants were said to become infested with vermin] any of a genus (Pedicularis) of perennial plants of the figwort family, with pinnately divided leaves and spiked clusters of yellow, rose, or …   English World dictionary

  • lousewort — /lows werrt , wawrt /, n. any plant belonging to the genus Pedicularis, of the figwort family, as the wood betony, formerly supposed to cause lice in sheep feeding on it: one species, P. furbishiae (Furbish lousewort), of parts of Maine and New… …   Universalium

  • yellow wren — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lousewort — louse•wort [[t]ˈlaʊsˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln any plant of the genus Pedicularis, of the figwort family, with pinnate leaves of yellow or purple flowers …   From formal English to slang

  • Furbish lousewort — [fʉr′bish] n. a rare lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) with greenish yellow flowers found in Maine and Canada …   English World dictionary

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  • Pedicularis furbishiae — Taxobox status = EN regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Scrophulariaceae genus = Pedicularis species = P. furbishiae binomial = Pedicularis furbishiae binomial authority = S.WatsonFurbish s… …   Wikipedia

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