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thorow-wax

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Pronunciation: /ˈθʌrəwaks/

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Definition of thorow-wax in English:

noun

A European plant of the parsley family with yellowish-green flowers, formerly a widespread weed of cornfields.
  • Genus Bupleurum, family Umbelliferae: two species, including B. rotundifolium, which is extinct in the wild in Britain

Origin

mid 16th century: from thorough 'through' + wax2 (because the stem appears to grow through the leaves).

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