Adderwort
Adderwort Ad"der*wort`, n. (Bot.) The common bistort or snakeweed ({Polygonum bistorta}). [1913 Webster]

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  • adderwort — noun The common bistort or snakeweed …   Wiktionary

  • adderwort — n. bistort; snakeweed; Virginia snakeroot (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adderwort — adˈder s wort or addˈerwort noun The bistort or snakeweed, supposed to cure snake bite • • • Main Entry: ↑adder …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polygonum bistorta — Adderwort Ad der*wort , n. (Bot.) The common bistort or snakeweed ({Polygonum bistorta}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bistort — Bis tort, n. [L. bis + tortus, p. p. of torquere to twist: cf. F. bistorte.] (Bot.) An herbaceous plant of the genus {Polygonum}, section {Bistorta}; snakeweed; adderwort. Its root is used in medicine as an astringent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bistorta — Bistort Bis tort, n. [L. bis + tortus, p. p. of torquere to twist: cf. F. bistorte.] (Bot.) An herbaceous plant of the genus {Polygonum}, section {Bistorta}; snakeweed; adderwort. Its root is used in medicine as an astringent. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Persicaria bistorta — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

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  • dragonwort — noun a) A perennial herb of Europe and Asia, Persicaria bistorta or Polygonum bistorta, formerly used as an astringent. b) A perennial herb of Greece and the Balkans, Dracunculus vulgaris …   Wiktionary

  • List of 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

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