stitchwort

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stitch·wort

 (stĭch′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of several low-growing plants of the genus Stellaria of the pink family, having small white flowers with five deeply notched petals.

[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 wort1.]

stitchwort

(ˈstɪtʃˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any of several low-growing N temperate herbaceous plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Stellaria, having small white star-shaped flowers
[C13: so named because it was once thought to be a remedy for stitches in the side]
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Noun1.stitchwort - low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowersstitchwort - low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side
chickweed - any of various plants of the genus Stellaria
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