from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several eastern North American plants of the genus Cardamine, such as the crinkleroot, having fleshy rhizomes and palmately divided leaves.
- n. A parasitic European plant (Lathraea squamaria) having scaly cream-colored or pink stems and pinkish flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of flowering plants, of the genus Lathraea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant whose roots are fancied to resemble teeth, as certain plants of the genus Lathræa, and various species of Dentaria. See coralwort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Lathræa squamaria, so named from the tooth-like scales on the rootstock and the base of the stem, or according to some from the capsules, which when half-ripe strongly simulate human teeth. Also called clown's lungwort.
- n. A plant of the genus Dentaria: same as coralwort, 1.
- n. See Plumbago, 2.
- n. The shepherd's-purse, Capsella Bursapastoris: an old use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. North American herb with pungent scaly or toothed roots
From its tooth-shaped scales.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
tooth + wort (Wiktionary)