Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of the plants Scrophularia aquatica and S. nodosa, derived from the color of the stems.
  • noun A name of the self-heal, Brunella vulgaris, from its use in a disease of the throat called die bräune (the brown) in German.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A species of figwort or Scrophularia (Scrophularia vernalis), and other species of the same genus, mostly perennials with inconspicuous coarse flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A species of figwort or Scrophularia (Scrophularia vernalis), and other species of the same genus, mostly perennials with inconspicuous coarse flowers.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

brown +‎ wort

Examples

  • She found brownwort, with its loose spike of strangely shaped brown flowers, in a damp and shady place near the water, and she collected the whole plants to make into a wash, for their skin-healing and itch-relieving properties.

    The Plains of Passage

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.