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

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Scrophularia having loose branching clusters of small greenish or purple flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various woodland herbs and shrubs of the genus Scrophularia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of herbaceous plants (Scrophularia), mostly found in the north temperate zones. See brownwort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common book-name for plants of the genus Scrophularia, especially the common species S. aquatica and S. nodosa.
  • n. The pilewort, Ranunculus Ficaria.

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

  • n. any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia


fig1, piles (obsolete) + wort1 (from its use as a folk medicine).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
fig +‎ wort (Wiktionary)



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