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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun Any of various woodland herbs and shrubs of the genus Scrophularia

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

  • noun any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia

Etymologies

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

[fig, piles (obsolete) + wort (from its use as a folk medicine).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

fig +‎ wort

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