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fu·mi·to·ry

 (fyo͞o′mĭ-tôr′ē)
n. pl. fu·mi·to·ries
Any of various annual plants of the genus Fumaria native to Eurasia and Africa, having finely divided leaves and small, spurred, purplish flowers. Also called earth smoke.

[Middle English fumetere, from Old French fumeterre, from Medieval Latin fūmus terrae : Latin fūmus, smoke + Latin terrae, genitive of terra, dry land, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]

fumitory

(ˈfjuːmɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Plants) any plant of the chiefly European genus Fumaria, esp F. officinalis, having spurred flowers and formerly used medicinally: family Fumariaceae
[C14: from Old French fumetere, from Medieval Latin fūmus terrae, literally: smoke of the earth; see fume]

fu•mi•to•ry

(ˈfyu mɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
any plant of the genus Fumaria, having grayish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers.
[1350–1400; alter. of earlier fumiterre, Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin fūmus terrae]
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Noun1.fumitory - delicate European herb with greyish leaves and spikes of purplish flowersfumitory - delicate European herb with greyish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers; formerly used medicinally
Fumaria, genus Fumaria - annual herbs whose flowers have only one petal spurred at the base
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests