lungwort

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lung +‎ wort

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lungwort (plural lungworts)

  1. (botany) Any of various European plants, of the genus Pulmonaria, that were once used to treat respiratory disorders.
  2. Any of several other, unrelated plants, used to treat respiratory disorders
    1. Hieracium murorum, French lungwort or golden lungwort
    2. Helleborus niger, black lungwort
    3. Mertensia
    4. Verbascum thapsus, bullock's lungwort, cow's lungwort or clown's lungwort
    5. Lobaria pulmonaria, lungwort lichen, lung lichen

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