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pile·wort

 (pīl′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of several plants, such as the lesser celandine and the fireweed, that are reputed to be effective in treating hemorrhoids.

[From its use in treating piles.]
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pilewort

(ˈpaɪlˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any of several plants, such as lesser celandine, thought to be effective in treating piles
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Noun1.pilewort - perennial herb native to Europe but naturalized elsewhere having heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers resembling buttercups; its tuberous roots have been used as a poultice to relieve piles
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Ranunculus, Ranunculus - annual, biennial or perennial herbs: buttercup; crowfoot
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Even Wordsworth chose to use the Latin name "celandine" rather than the local "pilewort" for his poem to that flower (85).
Roots are composed of a collection of tiny rhizomes joined in one crown in an unusual construction, giving it the common name of pilewort.
Roots are composed of a collection of tiny rhizomes joined together in one crown in an unusual construction, giving it the common name of pilewort.