from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as nellitory, 1.
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- n. herb that grows in crevices having long narrow leaves and small pink apetalous flowers
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In this context, Mabey's weeds - spiny restharrow, pellitory-of-the-wall or Martin's ramping fumitory - are playing a typically ambivalent role.