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 ({Tiarella cardifolia}). [1913 Webster]


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

  • 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 — noun 1. plant with tiny white flowers hanging in loose clusters on leafy stems; moist woods from Alaska to central California and east to Montana • Syn: ↑false mitrewort, ↑Tiarella unifoliata • Hypernyms: ↑wildflower, ↑wild flower • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • false mitrewort — noun 1. plant with tiny white flowers hanging in loose clusters on leafy stems; moist woods from Alaska to central California and east to Montana • Syn: ↑false miterwort, ↑Tiarella unifoliata • Hypernyms: ↑wildflower, ↑wild flower • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tiarella cardifolia — 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

  • falsemiterwort — false miterwort n. See foamflower. * * * …   Universalium

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild flower — noun wild or uncultivated flowering plant • Syn: ↑wildflower • Hypernyms: ↑angiosperm, ↑flowering plant, ↑wilding • Hyponyms: ↑sagebrush buttercup, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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