Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A herb, Epimedium alpinum, once thought to prevent conception

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An herbaceous plant of the Barberry family (Epimedium alpinum), having leaves that are bitter and said to be sudorific.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common name of Epimedium, a genus of low herbaceous plants, natural order Berberidaceæ, having creeping roots and many stalks, each of which has three flowers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. slow-growing creeping plant with semi-evergreen leaves on erect wiry stems; used as ground cover

Etymologies

barren +‎ wort (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tongjitang's gross margin reflects higher revenue contribution from lower-margin products, as well as increased costs of raw materials related to herbal medicines, including the cost of barrenwort.

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