Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An annual gentian (Gentianella amarella) having small, lilac to creamy white flowers with fringed corollas.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The common felwort is Gentiana Amarella, also called autumn gentian. The name is also applied to species of Swertia, a genus closely related to Gentiana.
  • noun A name for species of gentian.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A European herb (Swertia perennis) of the Gentian family.

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  • noun botany A European herb, Swertia perennis, of the gentian family.

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

  • noun gentian of Europe and China having creamy white flowers with fringed corollas

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English *feldwort, from Old English feldwyrt : feld, field; see field + wyrt, wort; see wort.]

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Probably a corruption of fieldwort.

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