An example of the figwort plant.
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
Any of various plants of the genus Scrophularia having loose branching clusters of small greenish or purple flowers.
Origin of figwortfig1, piles (obsolete) + wort1 (from its use as a folk medicine).
- Any of various woodland herbs and shrubs of the genus Scrophularia.