from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Leonurus, especially L. cardiaca, a weed having clusters of small purple or pink flowers and spine-tipped calyx lobes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A labiate herb (Leonurus Cardiaca), of a bitter taste, used popularly in medicine; lion's tail.
- n. The mugwort. See mugwort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A labiate plant, Leonurus Cardiaca, which grows in waste places. It has sometimes been used in amenorrhea.
- n. The mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, formerly used for uterine affections.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bitter Old World herb of hedgerows and woodland margins having toothed leaves and white or pale pink flowers
Middle English moderwort : moder, mother, womb (from its use in treating diseases of the uterus); see mother1 + wort, wort; see wort1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From mother + wort. (Wiktionary)