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Any of several North American plants of the genus Mitella, having heart-shaped leaves and clusters of small white flowers with fringed petals. Also called bishop's cap.
[From the shape of its capsule.]
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(Plants) the US spelling of mitrewort
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mi•ter•wort(ˈmaɪ tərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)
any of several plants belonging to the genus Mitella, of the saxifrage family, having a capsule that resembles a bishop's miter.
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|Noun||1.||miterwort - any of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus Mitella having a capsule resembling a bishop's miter|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Mitella, Mitella - genus of low slender herbs of North America and northeastern Asia having flowers with trifid or pinnatifid petals
Mitella diphylla, fairy cup - miterwort of northeastern North America usually with two opposite leaves on erect flowering stems that terminate in erect racemes of white flowers
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