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dropwort

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrɒpwəːt/

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Definition of dropwort in English:

noun

A Eurasian grassland plant with small white flowers and divided leaves, related to meadowsweet.
  • Filipendula vulgaris, family Rosaceae

Origin

Middle English: so named because it has small drop-like fibrous tubers on its roots.

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