Figwort definition

fĭgwûrt, -wôrt
Any of various plants of the genus Scrophularia having loose branching clusters of small greenish or purple flowers.
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Designating a large family (Scrophulariaceae, order Scrophulariales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the foxglove and snapdragon.
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Any of a genus (Scrophularia) of plants of the figwort family, with square stems and small flowers.
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Any of various woodland herbs and shrubs of the genus Scrophularia.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
figwort
Plural:
figworts

Origin of figwort

  • fig piles (obsolete) wort (from its use as a folk medicine)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • fig +‎ wort

    From Wiktionary