American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Eurasian herb (Achillea ptarmica) of the composite family, having aromatic, linear, finely serrate leaves and clusters of white flower heads grouped in corymbs. Also called sneezeweed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In old usage, the white hellebore, Veratrum album, more often under the form neezewort. Britten and Holland, Eng. Plant Names.
- n. A (composite herb, Achillea Ptarmica, chiefly of the Old World. The flower-heads are larger and much fewer than those of the yarrow, A. Millefolium; the leaves are simple and sharply serrate, and when dried and pulverized are said to provoke sneezing (whence the name).
- n. Same as sneezeweed.
- n. Achillea ptarmica, a hardy flowering plant, poisonous to cattle, sheep and horses, but with various herbal applications in humans.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A European herbaceous plant (Achillea Ptarmica) allied to the yarrow, having a strong, pungent smell.
- n. Eurasian herb having loose heads of button-shaped white flowers and long grey-green leaves that cause sneezing when powdered
- sneeze + wort (Wiktionary)
“Species to be reintroduced include the harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica).”
“Midnight came and went while Harry was reading and rereading a passage about the uses of scurvy-grass, lovage and sneezewort and not taking in a word of it.”
“Wear servant's livery I'll filch for you, snoutmask like you're sneezewort allergic, weapon under cloak.”
“I think Jana should tell people she rubs sneezewort on her leg.”
“I just happen to be cataloging of handbook of natural herbs and supplements today, and I can tell you that Arnica also affectionately known as Leopard's bane, sneezewort, mountain snuff, and wolf's bane.”
“How could you not order one packet each of saltwort, sneezewort, motherwort, and Saint-John’s-wort, plus a sample of mad-dog skullcap, which the text said was once a folk remedy for rabies?”
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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.
Maybe I'm just hallucinating that there isn't a list for this botanical category yet...
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