Definition of pilewort in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpīlwərt/ Pronunciation: /-wôrt/


Another term for lesser celandine (see celandine).
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pile·wort

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