Definition of pilewort in English:


Syllabification: pile·wort
Pronunciation: /ˈpīlwərt, -wôrt


another term for lesser celandine (see celandine).
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  • Pilewort occurs in most counties of Illinois and is a common plant.
  • The plant used to be known as Pilewort, as it was used to treat haemorrhoids.


late Middle English: from piles (because of its reputed efficacy against piles) + wort.

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