honewort [hohn-wurt, -wawrt] Word Origin noun

  1. 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

  1. a European umbelliferous plant, Trinia glauca, with clusters of small white flowers
  2. 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

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