Definition of rupturewort in English:


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  • A small Old World plant of the pink family, which was formerly believed to cure hernias.
    • Herniaria glabra, family Caryophyllaceae
    More example sentences
    • The glabrous rupturewort is an annual or perennial archaeophyte.

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