lousewort definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous flowers of this genus Pedicularis, having groups of irregular, variously colored blossoms. Also called timber betony.
    • some of very many semiparasitic flowering flowers, associated with the genus Pedicularis, linked to wood betony.
    • Any types of Pedicularis, a genus of perennial herbs. It was believed to make sheep that fed about it bad.
    • A scrophulariaceous plant associated with the genus Pedicularis.
    • The stavesacre, Delphinium Staphisagria, the powdered seeds of which have-been used from old times to destroy lice. Additionally louse-herb.

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