Definitions

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  • n. A plant, Campanula trachelium, with a throat-shaped corolla, once considered a remedy for sore throats.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant (Campanula Trachelium) formerly considered a remedy for sore throats because of its throat-shaped corolla.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of bellflower, Campanula Trachelium, the great throatwort, sometimes called haskwort, once an esteemed remedy for throat-ailments; also, C. Cervicaria and other campanulas.
  • n. A plant of the genus Trachelium, allied to Campanula; also, the foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, and the figwort, Scrophularia nodosa.

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

  • n. European bellflower with blue-purple to lilac flowers formerly used to treat sore throat

Etymologies

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throat +‎ wort

Examples

  • RARE BEAUTY The common name of this less common plant is "throatwort" Trachelium caeruleum.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Rare Beauty: The common name of this less common plant is "throatwort" Trachelium caeruleum.

    The Seattle Times

  • Like many plants, throatwort was believed to have healing properties, in particular with sore throats.

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  • I chose throatwort for a reason -- it's a pretty flower, looks a little like broccoli, only a few people in the wholesale industry know much about it, and it's not very popular in arrangements ... so a perfect example of neglected beauty.

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  • To divine the meaning of throatwort, I went back to where Florigraphy (literally, "the language of flowers") was at its peak in popularity.

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  • It seems throatwort is not alone in the pretty flower-ugly name game.

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