from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See betony.
- n. Any of several plants formerly used to treat wounds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Stachys, including the hedge woundwort and the marsh woundwort. Formerly often used in poultices for wounds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of certain plants whose soft, downy leaves have been used for dressing wounds, as the kidney vetch, and several species of the labiate genus Stachys.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Stachys, particularly either of two species occurring in Great Britain, S. palustris, the marsh or clown's woundwort, and S. Germanica. The name alludes to a supposed vulnerary property.
- n. The kidney-vetch, Anthyllis vulneraria, and occasionally other plants.
wound + wort (Wiktionary)