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spearwort Syllabification: spear·wort
Pronunciation: /ˈspi(ə)rwərt/ /-ˌwôrt/

Definition of spearwort in English:


A plant of the buttercup family that grows in marshes and ditches, with thick hollow stems and long narrow spear-shaped leaves.
  • Genus Ranunculus, family Rununculaceae: the lesser spearwort (R. flammula) and the less common greater spearwort (R. lingua)
Example sentences
  • The whole plant spearwort buttercup has agents that strongly causes reddening or irritation when applied to the skin.
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