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dropwort Line breaks: drop|wort
Pronunciation: /ˈdrɒpwəːt/

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Definition of dropwort in English:


A Eurasian grassland plant with small white flowers and divided leaves, related to meadowsweet.
  • Filipendula vulgaris, family Rosaceae
Example sentences
  • A large number of wild flowers have been planted, including sticky catchfly, dropwort and meadow crane's bill and the trees include prunis, oak, rowan and lime.
  • In spring, broad-leafed plantain, lettuce, honey locust and dropwort grows in the area and is handpicked for cooking.


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

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