Yellowwort
Yellowwort Yel"low*wort`, n. (Bot.) A European yellow-flowered, gentianaceous ({Chlora perfoliata}). The whole plant is intensely bitter, and is sometimes used as a tonic, and also in dyeing yellow. [1913 Webster]

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  • yellowwort — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a European yellow flowered bitter herb (Chlora perfoliata) of the family Gentianaceae that is sometimes used as a tonic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chlora perfoliata — Yellowwort Yel low*wort , n. (Bot.) A European yellow flowered, gentianaceous ({Chlora perfoliata}). The whole plant is intensely bitter, and is sometimes used as a tonic, and also in dyeing yellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wort plants — This is an alphabetical listing of wort plants, meaning plants that employ the syllable wort in their English language common names. According to the Oxford English Dictionary s Ask Oxford site, A word with the suffix wort is often very old. The… …   Wikipedia

  • yellow centaury — noun 1. : yellowwort 2. : a Barnaby s thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) * * * yellow centaury same as ↑yellow wort below. • • • Main Entry: ↑yellow …   Useful english dictionary

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