from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An eastern North American perennial plant (Cryptotaenia canadensis) having umbels of small whitish flowers and compound leaves with larger, double serrate leaflets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Either of two plants of the family Umbelliferae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An umbelliferous plant of the genus Sison (Sison Amomum); -- so called because used to cure a swelling called a hone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name applied to several umbelliferous plants, as Sison Amomum, the stone-parsley, Trinia vulgaris, and Cryptotœnia Canadensis: so named because formerly used to cure the swelling called a hone.
Perhaps obsolete dialectal hone, a swelling (from its use in treating tumors) + wort1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)