Honewort
Honewort Hone"wort`, n. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant of the genus {Sison} ({Sison Amomum}); -- so called because used to cure a swelling called a hone. [1913 Webster]

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  • honewort — [hōn′wʉrt΄] n. [obs. hone, a swelling + WORT2: formerly used to treat such swellings] a perennial weed (Cryptotaenia canadensis) of the umbel family, with small, white flowers, found in shady places in the E U.S …   English World dictionary

  • honewort — kanadinė slapva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Cryptotaenia canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje atitikmenys: lot. Cryptotaenia canadensis angl. honewort; white chervil šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • honewort — /hohn werrt , wawrt /, n. any plant of the genus Cryptotaenia, of the parsley family, esp. C. canadensis, having clusters of small white flowers. [1625 35; hone ( < ?) + WORT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • honewort — noun a) Either of two plants of the family Umbelliferae b) A perennial plant, Cryptotaenia canadensis, sometimes cultivated as a vegetable …   Wiktionary

  • honewort — n. type of flowering plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • honewort — [ həʊnwə:t] noun a wild plant of the parsley family. [Cryptotaenia canadensis (N. America and eastern Asia) and Trinia glauca (Europe).] Origin C17: from obs. hone swelling (for which the plant was believed to be a remedy) + wort …   English new terms dictionary

  • honewort — hone·wort …   English syllables

  • honewort — hone•wort [[t]ˈhoʊnˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln any of several plants of the genus Cryptotaenia, of the parsley family, esp. C. canadensis, having clusters of small white flowers • Etymology: 1625–35; hone (of obscure orig.) +wort II …   From formal English to slang

  • honewort — ˈhōnˌ noun Etymology: hone (of unknown origin) + wort : any of several plants of the family Umbelliferae: as a. : stone, parsley b. : a perennial herb (Cryptotaenia canadensis) with thin three foliolate leaves and small white flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Japanese honewort — japoninė slapva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Cryptotaenia japonica), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cryptotaenia japonica angl. Japanese cryptotaenia; Japanese honewort šaltinis Valstybinės …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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