Swallowwort Definition

swŏlō-wûrt, -wôrt
noun
Webster's New World
Any of several plants of the milkweed family, as black swallowwort (Cynanchum nigrum), a twining European vine with purplish-brown flowers, now wild in the E U.S.
Webster's New World

A tetterwort, Chelidonium majus or Sanguinaria canadensis.

Wiktionary
The plant Euphorbia maculata.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Asclepias curassavicablood flowerChelidonium majusswallow wortgreater-celandinecelandine

Other Word Forms of Swallowwort

Noun

Singular:
swallowwort
Plural:
swallowworts

Origin of Swallowwort

  • From the association of the plant by ancient writers with the return of the swallows in spring celandine Sense 2, from the forked shape of their pods after dehiscence, resembling a swallow's tail

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

  • swallow +"Ž wort

    From Wiktionary

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