Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small trailing European herb, Aspcrula cynanchica, of the Rubiaceæ, having narrow leaves whorled in fours, aud small, clustered, nearly white flowers. It was once reputed efficacious as a gargle in quinsy and sore throat, whence the common and the specific names. Also
- quinsy + wort (Wiktionary)
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