from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Scrophularia having loose branching clusters of small greenish or purple flowers.
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- n. Any of various woodland herbs and shrubs of the genus Scrophularia
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of herbaceous plants (Scrophularia), mostly found in the north temperate zones. See brownwort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common book-name for plants of the genus Scrophularia, especially the common species S. aquatica and S. nodosa.
- n. The pilewort, Ranunculus Ficaria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia
Many2s the time I remember gathering figwort and purple medic with my Aunt Megaera, she who always told me, 1Agion, purple medic follows the dove, figwort the pigeon2 .. .4
"A wedding," said Cadfael seriously, stacking away jars of salves and bottles of lotion made from alkanet, anemone, mint, figwort, and the grains of oats and barley, most of them herbs of Venus and the moon, "a wedding is the crux of two lives, and therefore no mean matter."
Keep the patient for one week freely dosed with figwort.
_H_, part of an inflorescence of figwort, _Scrophularia_ (_Scrophularineæ_), × 1.
_Mimulus_, etc., while a few like the figwort, _Scrophularia_
The Indian paint-brush, the speedwell, the elephant's trunk, and the pigeon bills are all well-known members of the large figwort family which does much to embellish the Mountain meadows.
The figwort family has many and curious representatives.
We know by the colour of her burden under what friendly roof the bee asked alms this morning – whether she begged in the brown hut of the figwort or the rosy pavilion of the willow herb.
The water runs with the deep sparkle of cut glass; forget-me-nots grow about it, and reed mace, and figwort and bittersweet; waterhens wander in the shaven grass of its brim, and dabchicks go plump in the current like cricket-balls.
The plaintive love-motif was unmistakably introduced by a deep-chested dame who played on the _bazoola_, a primitive instrument fashioned from the stalk of the figwort (_Scrophulariaceae_).
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