honewort

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hone·wort

 (hōn′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of several plants in the parsley family having umbels of small white flowers, especially Cryptotaenia canadensis of North America and East Asia and Trinia glauca of Eurasia.

[Originally a name for the umbelliferous plant Petroselinum segetum : obsolete dialectal hone, a swelling (from its use in treating tumors in folk medecine) + wort.]

honewort

(ˈhəʊnˌwɜːt)
n
1. (Plants) a European umbelliferous plant, Trinia glauca, with clusters of small white flowers
2. (Plants) any of several similar and related plants
[C17: apparently from obsolete dialect hone a swelling, of obscure origin; the plant was believed to relieve swellings]

hone•wort

(ˈhoʊnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
any of several plants of the genus Cryptotaenia, of the parsley family, esp. C.canadensis, having clusters of small white flowers.
[1625–35; hone (of obscure orig.) + wort2]