Definition of woundwort in English:

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woundwort

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͞ondˌwərt/
/ˈwo͞ondˌwôrt/

noun

A hairy Eurasian plant resembling a dead-nettle, formerly used in the treatment of wounds.
  • Genus Stachys, family Labiatae: several species.
Example sentences
  • There are some 300 species of Stachys, also known as betonies, hedge nettles and woundworts.
  • One of the most intriguing groups of plants sought for their healing qualities, the woundworts, offers plenty of material for the researcher.
  • There is no record of it being applied to bleeding wounds - the English woundworts are effective in initiating coagulation by reason of their hairs.

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Syllabification: wound·wort

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