honewort [hohn-wurt, -wawrt] Word Origin noun
- any plant of the genus Cryptotaenia, of the parsley family, especially C. canadensis, having clusters of small white flowers.
Origin of honewort 1625–35; hone (wort2 British Dictionary definitions for honewort honewort noun
- a European umbelliferous plant, Trinia glauca, with clusters of small white flowers
- any of several similar and related plants
Word Origin for honewort C17: apparently from obsolete dialect hone a swelling, of obscure origin; the plant was believed to relieve swellings