Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small, white-flowered plant, of the genus Apium, that grows in marshy habitats

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cranberry, Vaccinium Oxycoccus.
  • n. The umbelliferous plant Helosciadium (Sium) nodiflorum.

Etymologies

marsh +‎ wort (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 'You may believe it,' said Cuchulainn; 'if a flock of birds come to the plain, you shall have a duck with half of another; if fish come to the estuaries, you shall have a salmon with half of another; a sprig of watercress, and a sprig of marshwort, and a sprig of seaweed, and a drink of cold sandy water after it.'

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

  • You shall have the three sprigs, the sprig of watercress, and the sprig of marshwort, and the sprig of seaweed.

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

  • 'Welcome, O friend Fergus,' said Cuchulainn; 'if a fish comes into the estuary, you shall have it with half of another; if a flock comes into the plain, you shall have a duck with half of another; a spray of cress or seaweed, a spray of marshwort; a drink from the sand; you shall have a going to the ford to meet a man, if it should happen to be your watch, till you have slept.'

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

Comments

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  • There are a couple of other wort-worthy lists... but I did just snag it for my own. :-)

    December 2, 2010

  • A -wort for 'zuzu's list.

    December 2, 2010