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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.]
(Plants) any of several plants, such as lesser celandine, thought to be effective in treating piles
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|Noun||1.||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