Definitions

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  • n. burstwort
  • n. A West Indian plant (Alternanthera polygonoides) somewhat resembling burstwort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as burstwort.
  • n. A West Indian plant (Alternanthera polygonoides) somewhat resembling burstwort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Herniaria, especially H. glabra of Europe and Asiatic Russia (see burstwort); also, an amarantaceous plant of the West Indies, Alternanthera polygonoides, somewhat resembling Herniaria.

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

  • n. common prostrate Old World herb often used as a ground cover; formerly reputed to cure ruptures

Etymologies

rupture +‎ wort (Wiktionary)

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  • Fitting the genus name of this plant is Herniaria.

    September 19, 2009