Definition of Lungwort

1. n. An herb of the genus Pulmonaria (P. officinalis), of Europe; -- so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung.



Definition of Lungwort

1. Noun. (botany) Any of various European plants, of the genus ''Pulmonaria'', that were once used to treat respiratory disorders ¹

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Definition of Lungwort

1. a European herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lungwort

1. An herb of the genus Pulmonaria (P. Officinalis), of Europe; so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. Any plant of the genus Mertensia (especially. M. Virginica and M. Sibirica) plants nearly related to Pulmonaria. The American lungwort is Mertensia Virginica, Virginia cowslip. Cow's lungwort mullein. Sea lungwort, Mertensia maritima, found on the seacoast of Northern Europe and America. Tree lungwort, a lichen (Sticta pulmonacea) growing on trees and rocks. The thallus is lacunose, and in appearance somewhat resembles the lungs, for diseases of which it was once thought a remedy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lungwort

lungies
lunging
lungis
lungless
lungless salamander
lunglessness
lunglike
lungo
lungoor
lungoors
lungpower
lungs
lungsful
lungworm
lungworms
lungwort (current term)
lungworts
lungyi
lungyis
lunicurrent
lunier
lunies
luniest
luniform
lunijianlaite
lunisolar
lunisolar calendar
lunistices
lunitidal

Literary usage of Lungwort

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1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Common fpot- ted lungwort, by fome call'd Sage of ... RH Annual lungwort of Candy, with a bladdered Flower-cup. 12. ..."

2. The Mysteries of the Flowers by Herbert Waldron Faulkner (1917)
"lungwort—Mertensia virginica In the Virginia lungwort the stamens are spread as far from the pistil as the ..."

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