any of several chickweeds; esp., an Old World perennial (Stellaria holostea) with grasslike leaves
Origin of stitchwortMiddle English stichwurt: see stitch and wort
Any of several low-growing plants of the genus Stellaria of the pink family, having small white flowers with five deeply notched petals.
Origin of stitchwortMiddle English from Old English sticwyrt agrimony stice stich (from its alleged ability to cure sharp pains in the side) ; see stitch . wyrt plant ; see wort 1.