Definitions

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

  • noun Any of several low-growing plants of the genus Stellaria of the pink family, having small white flowers with five deeply notched petals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of several plants of the chickweed or starwort genus, Stellaria.

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

  • noun (Bot.) See stichwort.

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

  • noun A kind of chickweed, Stellaria holostea.

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

  • noun low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English sticwyrt, agrimony : stice, stich (from its alleged ability to cure sharp pains in the side); see stitch + wyrt, plant; see wort.]

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stitch +‎ wort?

Examples

  • In the parish lanes, sunlit banks of red campion, white stitchwort, bluebells and ferns are dusty from earth eroded by burrowing rabbits and stirred up by traffic.

    Country Diary: St Dominic, Tamar Valley

  • The line between Edge Wood and recently cultivated fields was white with cow parsley, stitchwort and wild garlic.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Bank of bluebells and stitchwort along the edge of a wood.....

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Bank of bluebells and stitchwort along the edge of a wood.....

    Bluebell woods

  • As soon as the wind gets up, the insects disperse into the wide clearing of bracken, bluebells, stitchwort, foxgloves and saplings of silver birch before the cabin.

    Wildwood

  • The sudden blue of jonquil jumps out of the trees, against pure white strata of stitchwort.

    Wildwood

  • The brilliant white flowers of stitchwort form drifts along hedgerows and verges....

    May-time

  • As soon as the wind gets up, the insects disperse into the wide clearing of bracken, bluebells, stitchwort, foxgloves and saplings of silver birch before the cabin.

    Wildwood

  • The brilliant white flowers of stitchwort form drifts along hedgerows and verges....

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The sudden blue of jonquil jumps out of the trees, against pure white strata of stitchwort.

    Wildwood

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