Definitions

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  • n. An umbelliferous plant (Laserpitium latifolium) from which the resin laser was obtained.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any plant of the umbelliferous genus Laserpitium, of several species (as Laserpitium glabrum, and Laserpitium siler), the root of which yields a resinous substance of a bitter taste. The genus is mostly European.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Laserpitium, especially L. latifolium.

Etymologies

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laser +‎ wort

Examples

  • Again, if they would but serve you up simply roasted; but they rasp cheese into a mixture of oil, vinegar and laserwort, to which another sweet and greasy sauce is added, and the whole is poured scalding hot over your back, for all the world as if you were diseased meat.

    The Birds

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