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honewort

Line breaks: hone|wort
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊnwəːt
 
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Definition of honewort in English:

noun

A wild plant of the parsley family.
Example sentences
  • Native Americans gathered the botanically related wild honewort, a woodland perennial native that grows from Manitoba to New Brunswick and south to Georgia.
  • Hydroponics is now well established in Japan, particularly for vegetables such as cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, lettuce, honeworts, strawberries, radish sprouts, leeks and green Welsh onions.
  • The vegetables to be kept fresh by means of the present invention are not particularly limited, and thus may include radish sprouts, chives, honewort and shallots.

Origin

mid 17th century: from obsolete hone 'swelling' (for which the plant was believed to be a remedy) + wort.

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