Definition of stitchwort in English:

stitchwort

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɪtʃwəːt
 
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noun

  • A straggling European plant of the pink family with a slender stem and white starry flowers. It was formerly thought to cure a stitch in the side.
    • Genus Stellaria, family Caryophyllaceae: several species, in particular greater stitchwort (S. holostea)
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    • Verges were yellow and white with celandine and stitchwort.
    • Lesser stitchwort, Stellaia graminea, has tiny white flowers with deeply divided petals while red campion, Silene dioica, is much more pink than red.
    • It can be distinguished from other stitchworts by the roughness of the edges of the leaves and stems.

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