rupturewort


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rupturewort

(ˈrʌptʃəˌwɜːt)
n
(Botany) a plant, Herniaria glabra, of the pink family
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Noun1.rupturewort - common prostrate Old World herb often used as a ground cover; formerly reputed to cure ruptures
genus Hernaria, Hernaria - low-growing Old World herbs with minute bright green leaves
ground cover, groundcover - low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow
References in periodicals archive ?
Hiller et al., "Herniariae herba - Rupturewort," in Herbal Drugs and Phytotherapeuticals.
Mind-your-own-business is great for this sort of effect, but there are lots of other mat-forming groundcover plants such as Scotch Moss (Sagina subulata 'Aurea') or Smooth Rupturewort (Herniaria glabra) that are fantastic as well.
He also offered some 11-letter specimens: PROPRIETORY, PROTEROTYPE and RUPTUREWORT, and a single 12-letter item: PRETTYPRETTY.