Definition of Greater stitchwort

1. Noun. Low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side.

Exact synonyms: Starwort, Stellaria Holostea, Stitchwort
Generic synonyms: Chickweed

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greater Stitchwort

greater peritoneal sac
greater petrosal nerve
greater pichiciego
greater posterior rectus muscle of head
greater prairie chicken
greater psoas muscle
greater rhomboid muscle
greater ring of iris
greater saphenous vein
greater saphenous veins
greater scaup
greater scaups
greater sciatic notch
greater spearwort
greater splanchnic nerve
greater stitchwort (current term)
greater superficial petrosal nerve
greater supraclavicular fossa
greater than
greater thans
greater trochanter
greater tuberosity of humerus
greater tympanic spine
greater water parsnip
greater whitethroat
greater wing of sphenoid bone
greater yellowlegs
greater zygomatic muscle

Literary usage of Greater stitchwort

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1893)
"Children are cautioned not to gather it, because a snake may be hiding under the leaves.—SW (Salisbury.) (2) Stel- laria Holostea, L., greater stitchwort. ..."

2. A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Wiltshire by George Edward Dartnell, Edward Hungerford Goddard (1893)
"... L., greater stitchwort. —SW *Snap-willow. Salix fragilis, L., from its brittleness (Great Estate, ch. v). Snead, Snaith. The pole of a scythe (A.). ..."

3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"tot. 511. Willden. sp. pi. 2. p. 711. Curtis land. Engl. greater stitchwort. Nat. of Britain. Ft. April—June. H. I/. 4. ..."

4. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants by William Withering, William MacGillivray (1830)
"greater stitchwort. Leaves lance-shaped, bristle-serrate ; petals inversely heart-shaped ; calyx ribless, much shorter than the petals. ..."

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