honewort definition

  • noun:
    • An eastern united states perennial plant (Cryptotaenia canadensis) having umbels of little whitish blossoms and chemical leaves with larger, two fold serrate leaflets.
    • Either of two plants for the family members Umbelliferae
    • An umbelliferous plant of this genus Sison (Sison Amomum); -- so named because always cure a swelling known as a hone.
    • A name placed on several umbelliferous flowers, as Sison Amomum, the stone-parsley, Trinia vulgaris, and CryptotÅ“nia Canadensis: so-named because formerly familiar with heal the inflammation called a hone.
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