Definition of Starwort

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: Greater Stitchwort, Stellaria Holostea, Stitchwort
Generic synonyms: Chickweed



Definition of Starwort

1. n. Any plant of the genus Aster. See Aster.

Definition of Starwort

1. Noun. Any of several unrelated plants that have a star-shaped flowers or leaves, but especially members of the genus ''Stellaria'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Starwort

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Starwort

starvations
starve
starved
starved aster
starvedly
starveling
starvelings
starven
starver
starvers
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starving
starvings
starward
starwards
starwort (current term)
starworts
stary
stases
stash
stash away
stash house
stashable
stashed
stasher
stashers
stashes
stashie
stashies
stashing

Literary usage of Starwort

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1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Мая. Woolly yellow starwort, with a narrow Leaf, and branching at the Top of ... Mountain yellow starwort, with a Willow-leaf, which is hoary underneath. ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"starwort: Aster. STATICE (Greek name meaning astringent, given by Pliny to some herb). Syn., Armeria, Auth., not Linn, (see Vol. I, p. 395). ..."

3. The Weeds of New South Wales, Pt. I- by Joseph Henry Maiden (1920)
"Bushy starwort'' is one of those manufactured names that I very much dislike, but it is either that ... The word " starwort " is sometimes given to Asters. ..."

4. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"The Composite are generally free-growing, hardy plants, which require very little culture. GENUS I. ASTER, Lin. THE ASTER, OR starwort. Lin. Syst. ..."

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