Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A herb of the mint family, formerly believed to heal sword cuts.
  • n. A species of Galeopsis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An herb of the Mint family (Sideritis), supposed to heal sword cuts; also, a species of Galeopsis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the labiate genus Sideritis.
  • n. A plant of the genus Galeopsis, G. Tetrahit.

Etymologies

iron +‎ wort (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The waysides were bright with the glory of goldenrod, and royal with the purple of asters and ironwort.

    The Song of the Cardinal

  • Milkweed, goldenrod, ironwort, fringed gentians, cardinal-flowers, and turtle-head stood on the very edge of the creek, and every flower of them had a double in the water.

    Freckles

  • He broke a spray of ironwort beside him and used the purple bloom to beat the dust from his shoulders and limbs.

    Freckles

  • Everywhere she flaunted her yellow banner and trailed the purple of her mantle, that was paler in the thistle-heads, took on strength in the first opening asters, and glowed and burned in the ironwort.

    Freckles

  • Like a bloom-outlined vegetable bed, the goldenrod and ironwort, in gaudy border, filled the fence corners of the big fields.

    Moths of the Limberlost

  • Jimmy snipped a spray of purple ironwort with his corn-cutter, and stuck it through his suspender buckle.

    At the Foot of the Rainbow

  • The goldenrod and purple ironwort were dust-colored and dust-choked.

    At the Foot of the Rainbow

  • "Oh, fringed gentians, asters, ironwort, every fall flower, leaves from every tree and vine, what makes them change colour, abandoned bird nests, winter quarters of caterpillars and insects, what becomes of the butterflies and grasshoppers -- myriads of stuff.

    A Girl of the Limberlost

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