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wort British & World English

Used in names of plants and herbs, especially those used formerly as food or medicinally, e.g. butterwort, lungwort, woundwort

saw-wort British & World English

A plant of the daisy family, with purple flowers and serrated leaves, native to Eurasia and North Africa

yellow-wort British & World English

A European plant of the gentian family, with yellow flowers and paired leaves that are joined around the stem, growing in calcareous grassland

swallow-wort British & World English

A plant of the milkweed family, the follicles of which suggest a swallow with outstretched wings, often becoming a weed

St John's wort British & World English

A herbaceous plant or shrub with distinctive yellow five-petalled flowers and paired oval leaves

St John's wort New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

plant or shrub with yellow flowers

bloodwort British & World English

Any of various plants having red roots or leaves

black swallow-wort in swallow-wort British & World English

A plant of the milkweed family, the follicles of which suggest a swallow with outstretched wings, often becoming a weed