Variant of wart
- a small, usually hard, tumorous growth on the skin, caused by a virus
- any small protuberance, as a glandular protuberance on a plant
- an imperfection, failing, flaw, etc.: a lovable person, warts and all
Origin: Middle English warte from Old English wearte, akin to German warze from Indo-European base an unverified form wer-, a raised place from source Classical Latin verruca, wart, varix
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