Definition of Lousewort

1. n. Any species of Pedicularis, a genus of perennial herbs. It was said to make sheep that fed on it lousy.



Definition of Lousewort

1. Noun. (botany) Any of very many semiparasitic flowering plants, of the genus ''Pedicularis'', related to wood betony. ¹

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Definition of Lousewort

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Medical Definition of Lousewort

1. Any species of Pedicularis, a genus of perennial herbs. It was said to make sheep that fed on it lousy. Yellow lousewort, a plant of the genus Rhinanthus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lousewort

lourings
louris
lours
loury
lous
louse-borne typhus
louse around
louse flies
louse fly
louse up
louseborne
loused
louselike
louses
lousewort (current term)
louseworts
lousicide
lousicides
lousier
lousiest
lousily
lousiness
lousinesses
lousing
lousy
lousy evil
lout
louted
louting

Literary usage of Lousewort

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1. Outlines of Lessons in Botany: For the Use of Teachers, Or Mothers Studying by Jane Hancox Newell (1892)
"... lousewort (Pedicularis Canadensis).2 This plant flowers in May and June, and is common in shady copses and on the edges of meadows. ..."

2. Wild Flowers of the North American Mountains by Julia W. Henshaw (1915)
"The dull white or very pale yellow beaked flowers of the White lousewort are set in a close cluster at the top of the stalks, and are embedded amongst small ..."

3. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Low annuals with minute white flowers. About 6 species, New World; 4 in US 1528. PEDICULARIS, L. lousewort. Scrophulariaceae. Latin, "lousewort", the plants ..."

4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
""lousewort" and "fever-weed". With reference to the divided leaves it is called ... The "lousewort" part of the name comes from the fact that the leaves are ..."

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