An example of the figwort plant.
figwort definition by Webster's New World
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designating a large family (Scrophulariaceae, order Scrophulariales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the foxglove and snapdragon
any of a genus (Scrophularia) of plants of the figwort family, with square stems and small flowers
figwort definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various plants of the genus Scrophularia having loose branching clusters of small greenish or purple flowers.
Origin: fig1, piles (obsolete) + wort1 (from its use as a folk medicine).