Definition of throatwort in English:

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throatwort

Pronunciation: /ˈθrəʊtwəːt/

noun

A tall Eurasian bellflower that is reputed to cure sore throats.
  • Genus Campanula, family Campanulaceae: several species, in particular C. trachelium and C. latifolia.
Example sentences
  • Other names for this plant include fairy bells, rabbit flower, throatwort and witches’ thimbles.
  • Trachelium caeruleum or blue throatwort is a member of the Campanula family and native to the West and Central Mediterranean region.
  • Culpeper calls the herb throatwort because of its use in treating this disease.

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