Definition of wormseed in English:


Syllabification: worm·seed
Pronunciation: /ˈwərmˌsēd


A plant whose seeds have anthelmintic properties.
  • (also Levant wormseed) santonica. (also American wormseed) an American plant of the goosefoot family (Chenopodium ambrosioides, family Chenopodiaceae).
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  • He says that the impression that wormseed oil is produced from a wild herb of that name is misleading.
  • One of the farmers in southern Carroll County who raised wormseed was Larry Haines, now a state senator.
  • Most of the wormseed of commerce comes from the steppes of the northern portion of Turkestan whence it finds its way to Moscow and Western Europe.

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