pilewort
noun Etymology: Middle English pyle wort; from its use in treating piles Date: 15th century lesser celandine

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  • Pilewort — Pile wort , n. (Bot.) A plant ({Ranunculus Ficaria} of Linn[ae]us) whose tuberous roots have been used in poultices as a specific for the piles. Forsyth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pilewort — [pīl′wʉrt΄] n. 1. CELANDINE (sense 2) 2. any of several plants reputed to have medicinal properties …   English World dictionary

  • pilewort — pavasarinis švitriešis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ficaria verna angl. buttercup ficaria; crowfoot ficaria; lesser celandine; marsh pilewort; pilewort vok. Feigenwurz; Feigwurz; Scharbockskraut rus. чистяк весенний lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • pilewort — švitriešis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Vėdryniniai – Ranunculaceae Juss. atitikmenys: lot. Ficaria angl. celandine; ficaria; pilewort vok. Feigenwurz; Feigwurz; Scharbockskraut rus. чистяк lenk. ziarnopłon …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • pilewort — /puyl werrt , wawrt /, n. 1. Also called fireweed. a weedy composite plant, Erechtites hieracifolia, having narrow flower heads enclosed in green bracts. 2. a North American figwort, Scrophularia marilandica, having small, greenish flowers. 3.… …   Universalium

  • pilewort — noun Any of various unrelated plants, but especially the lesser celandine, supposed to be effective in treating piles (hemorrhoids) …   Wiktionary

  • pilewort — noun the lesser celandine (the bulbils of which are said to resemble, and have efficacy against, piles) …   English new terms dictionary

  • pilewort — n. the lesser celandine. Etymology: PILES, f. its reputed efficacy against piles …   Useful english dictionary

  • marsh pilewort — pavasarinis švitriešis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ficaria verna angl. buttercup ficaria; crowfoot ficaria; lesser celandine; marsh pilewort; pilewort vok. Feigenwurz; Feigwurz; Scharbockskraut rus. чистяк весенний lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Ranunculus Ficaria — Pilewort Pile wort , n. (Bot.) A plant ({Ranunculus Ficaria} of Linn[ae]us) whose tuberous roots have been used in poultices as a specific for the piles. Forsyth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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