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danewort

Line breaks: dane|wort
Pronunciation: /ˈdeɪnwəːt/

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Definition of danewort in English:

noun

A dwarf Eurasian elder with a strong, unpleasant smell and berries yielding a blue dye.
  • Sambucus ebulus, family Caprifoliaceae

Origin

early 16th century: so named from the folklore that the plant sprang up where Danish blood was spilt in battle.

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