Gromwell meaning

grŏmwəl, -wĕl
Any of a genus (Lithospermum) of plants of the borage family, with yellow or orange flowers and hard, stonelike nutlets.
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Lithospermum arvense, a plant of the genus Lithospermum anciently used, because of its stony pericarp, in the cure of kidney stones.
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Origin of gromwell

  • Alteration (probably influenced by speedwell) of Middle English gromil from Old French gro- of unknown meaning mil millet (from Latin milium millet)

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

  • Called also gromel, grommel, graymill, and gray millet, all probably from French; compare Welsh cromandi.

    From Wiktionary