headwark

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English heedwarke, hedewarke, from Old English hēafodwærc (pain in the head, headache), equivalent to head +‎ wark. Cognate with Danish hovedvark (headache), Swedish huvudvärk (headache), Icelandic höfuðverkur (headache).

Noun[edit]

headwark (plural headwarks)

  1. The corn poppy, Papaver Rhoeas, the odour of which is said to cause headaches; headache.