Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant of the genus Herniaria, especially H. glabra of Europe and Asiatic Russia (see burstwort); also, an amarantaceous plant of the West Indies, Alternanthera polygonoides, somewhat resembling Herniaria.

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

  • noun Same as burstwort.
  • noun A West Indian plant (Alternanthera polygonoides) somewhat resembling burstwort.

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  • noun burstwort
  • noun A West Indian plant (Alternanthera polygonoides) somewhat resembling burstwort.

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

  • noun common prostrate Old World herb often used as a ground cover; formerly reputed to cure ruptures

Etymologies

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rupture +‎ wort

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  • Fitting the genus name of this plant is Herniaria.

    September 19, 2009