figwort

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fig·wort

 (fĭg′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Scrophularia having loose branching clusters of small greenish or purple flowers.

[fig, piles (obsolete) + wort (from its use as a folk medicine).]

figwort

(ˈfɪɡˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any scrophulariaceous plant of the N temperate genus Scrophularia, having square stems and small brown or greenish flowers

fig•wort

(ˈfɪgˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
any tall woodland plant of the genus Scrophularia, having a terminal cluster of small flowers.
[1540–50]
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Noun1.figwort - any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophulariafigwort - any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia
genus Scrophularia, Scrophularia - type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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