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Definition of gypsywort in English:
A white-flowered Eurasian plant of the mint family, which grows in damp habitats.
- Lycopus europaeus, family Labiatae
- The wetter areas allow such plants as ragged robin, marsh marigold and gipsywort to flourish.
- A brief stop at a man-made lake allowed us to see gipsywort, as well as other waterside vegetation and both yellow and white waterlilies.
- However, it now joins list of plants recorded that are said to prefer moister soils: square-stalked St. John's wort, gipsywort, marsh thistle, greater bird's foot trefoil.
Late 18th century: so named because it was reputed to have been used by Gypsies to stain the skin brown.
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