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fel·wort

 (fĕl′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
An annual gentian (Gentianella amarella) having small, lilac to creamy white flowers with fringed corollas.

[Middle English *feldwort, from Old English feldwyrt : feld, field; see field + wyrt, wort; see wort1.]
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felwort

(ˈfɛlˌwɜːt)
n
(Botany) a biennial gentianaceous plant, Gentianella amarella, of Europe and SW China, having purple flowers and rosettes of leaves
[Old English feldwyrt; see field, wort]
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Noun1.felwort - gentian of Europe and China having creamy white flowers with fringed corollas
gentian - any of various plants of the family Gentianaceae especially the genera Gentiana and Gentianella and Gentianopsis
Gentianella, genus Gentianella - genus of herbs with flowers that resemble gentian; in some classifications included in genus Gentiana
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