Definition of spearwort in English:

spearwort

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɪəwəːt
 
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noun

  • A European buttercup of marshes and ditches, with thick hollow stems and long, narrow spear-shaped leaves.
    • Genus Ranunculus, family Ranunculaceae: the lesser spearwort (R. flammula) and the less common greater spearwort (R. lingua)
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    • The whole plant spearwort buttercup has agents that strongly causes reddening or irritation when applied to the skin.

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