Definitions

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  • n. A small, herbaceous European plant with blue-violet flowers; Prunella vulgaris.

Etymologies

self +‎ heal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Among the rough white stones of the wall there were all manner of wild herbs growing, toadflax and ivy, stonecrop and selfheal, known by their leaves even now that hardly any flowers remained.

    The Leper of Saint Giles

  • In order to show this yet more clearly, I made another experiment with the white selfheal.

    Species and Varieties, Their Origin by Mutation

  • In the grass the short selfheal shows; and, leaning over the gate, on the edge of the wheat you may see the curious prickly seed-vessels of the corn buttercup -- the 'hedgehog' -- whose spines, however, will not scratch the softest skin.

    Round About a Great Estate

  • I'm having issues choosing between a maximized selfheal/mitigation spec or a threat spec, with the healing spec I'm occasionally having issues with threat, not very often but more frequently than with the threat spec (otherwise it would be reduntant I suppose).

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  • I recently learnt this was the correct name for what I'd been calling bugle (a closely-related plant).

    July 3, 2008