from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several low-growing plants of the genus Stellaria, having opposite leaves and small, white, star-shaped flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of chickweed, Stellaria holostea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See stichwort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several plants of the chickweed or starwort genus, Stellaria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side
Middle English, from Old English sticwyrt, agrimony : stice, stich (from its alleged ability to cure sharp pains in the side); see stitch + wyrt, plant; see wort1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
stitch + wort? (Wiktionary)