Definition of masterwort in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːstəwɔːt/


A plant of the parsley family with white or pinkish flowers and lobed leaves, native to central and southern Europe.
  • Genera Peucedanum and Astrantia, family Umbelliferae.
Example sentences
  • Masterwort, though rare in the wild state, was formerly cultivated in this country for use as a pot-herb and in medicine.
  • The old fashioned casual looks of masterwort is exceptional in cottage and country gardens where it first got its start.
  • Masterwort produces spiky blooms scattered in clumps; however, it is also known for its medicinal properties.

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