woundwort


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

wound·wort

 (wo͞ond′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
1. See betony.
2. Any of several plants formerly used to treat wounds.

woundwort

(ˈwuːndˌwɜːt)
n
1. (Plants) any of various plants of the genus Stachys, such as S. arvensis (field woundwort), having purple, scarlet, yellow, or white flowers and formerly used for dressing wounds: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. (Plants) any of various other plants used in this way
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Violet getting killed by a hawk, the utterly terrifying maimed jowls of General Woundwort and the sight of poor old Hazel peacefully dying of old age in the grass provoked a torrent of hot, silent, tiny tears across the country upon its first terrible viewing.
So they send undercover agents to the repressive warren nearby, infiltrate its distinctly KGB-like police, defy the Stalinesque General Woundwort and set free the entrapped (Soviet Jewish?
But instead of using chemical sprays to control weeds, they decided to accommodate arable interlopers such as as fumitories, woundwort, spurges and dead nettles.
Chuck in some claret hedge woundwort, white bladder campion and a little hoary bedstraw, greater knapweed and delightful pink bloody cranesbill.
Among the threatened species shown on the stamps are the Lady's Slipper Orchid, Deptford Pink, Downy Woundwort, Marsh Saxifrage, Plymouth Pear and Round-Headed Leek.