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.
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Literary usage of Greater stitchwort
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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. ..."