Figwort
Figwort Fig"wort`, n. (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants ({Scrophularia}), mostly found in the north temperate zones. See {Brownwort}. [1913 Webster]

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  • figwort — [fig′wʉrt΄] adj. designating a large family (Scrophulariaceae, order Scrophulariales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the foxglove and snapdragon n. any of a genus (Scrophularia) of plants of the figwort family, with square stems and small… …   English World dictionary

  • figwort — /fig werrt , wawrt /, n. any of numerous tall, usually coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia, having a terminal cluster of small greenish brown to purplish brown flowers. [1540 50; FIG1 + WORT2] * * * Any of about 200 species of coarse …   Universalium

  • figwort — merilandinis bervidis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Scrophularia marilandica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Scrophularia marilandica angl. carpenter s square; eastern figwort; figwort… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • figwort — nariuotasis bervidis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Scrophularia nodosa), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Scrophularia nodosa angl. figwort šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • figwort — noun Date: 1548 any of a genus (Scrophularia) of chiefly herbaceous often fetid plants of the snapdragon family with terminal cymes of small purple, yellow, or greenish flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • figwort — noun Any of various woodland herbs and shrubs of the genus Scrophularia …   Wiktionary

  • figwort — n. genus of herbaceous plants (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • figwort — noun a herbaceous plant with purplish brown two lobed flowers. [Genus Scrophularia: several species.] Origin C16 (orig. denoting pilewort, used as a treatment for piles): from obs. fig piles + wort …   English new terms dictionary

  • figwort — n. Scrophularia …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • figwort — fig•wort [[t]ˈfɪgˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln any tall woodland plant of the genus Scrophularia, having a terminal cluster of small flowers • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

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