American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A European annual plant (Lapsana communis) naturalized in eastern North America, having a milky juice and small yellow flower heads.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Lapsana communis: so called from its remedial use. See Lapsana and cress.
- n. A flowering plant, Lapsana communis, that yields a milky juice
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A yellow-flowered composite herb (Lampsana communis), formerly used as an external application to the nipples of women; -- called also
- From its former use in folk medicine to treat breast tumors. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In rougher, gloriously weedy places, I don't remember watching as many gold-banded hoverflies fiddling with the nipplewort.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘nipplewort’.
List of plant names (common or scientific) that go trippingly off the tongue, are fun to contemplate, expose the wit of the namer, or just plain befuddle.
tongueshape mudmi..., glandular maiden ..., jeweled maiden fern, stately maiden fern, hairy maiden fern, downy maiden fern, widespread maiden..., turkey tangle fog..., yankeeweed, clitoria fragrans, clitoria mariana, tall tumblemustard and 261 more...
I have in mind the worts associated with a green thumb rather than a green beer - but as you can see by the name, I'll accept anything you have to offer.
There's been a lot of nipple discussion on Wordie lately.
These are just some random words that I might find a list for someday.
the APG II phylogenetic classification plus various other new biological terms (new to me or just newly invented)
Looking for tweets for nipplewort.