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squinancywort

Line breaks: squin¦ancy|wort
Pronunciation: /ˈskwɪnənsɪˌwəːt/

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Definition of squinancywort in English:

noun

A small Eurasian plant of delicate appearance, with fine narrow leaves and scented white or lilac flowers. It was formerly used in the treatment of quinsy.
  • Asperula cynanchica, family Rubiaceae

Origin

early 18th century: from medieval Latin squinantia (apparently formed by confusion of Greek sunankhē with kunankhē 'cynanche', both denoting throat diseases) + wort.

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