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 (mī′tər-wûrt′, -wôrt′)
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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(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.
[1810–20, Amer.]
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Noun1.miterwort - any of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus Mitella having a capsule resembling a bishop's mitermiterwort - 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
five-point bishop's cap, Mitella pentandra - small plant with leaves in a basal cluster and tiny greenish flowers in slender racemes; northwestern North America to California and Colorado
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Mitella diphylla L.: twoleaf miterwort. Frequent along rocky edges of ravine bottoms and on rocky slopes; 45; C = 7.
Page 4: Miterwort Now devise a pun for the eye with this little bishop's cap: crook his nodding grace to the page--in a crosier's curve--and fling his glove-lobed hands in prayer.
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