Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several North American plants of the genus Mitella, having heart-shaped leaves and clusters of small white flowers with pinnately divided petals. Also called bishop's cap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any plant of the genus Mitella: slender perennial herbs with a pod slightly resembling a bishop's miter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any plant of the genus Mitella, -- slender, perennial herbs with a pod slightly resembling a bishop's miter; bishop's cap.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name common to all plants of the genus Milella

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus Mitella having a capsule resembling a bishop's miter

Etymologies

From the shape of its capsule.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
miter +‎ wort (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fine hair around her head like common miterwort, Coquille has removed her shirt, skin roughened by a summer sun in some place other than this.

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