masterwort

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From master +‎ wort.

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masterwort (plural masterworts)

  1. Peucedanum ostruthium, an umbelliferous plant grown in gardens, formerly much used for medicinal purposes. [from 16th c.]
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio Society 2007, p. 184:
      The root of Masterwort is hotter than Pepper, and very available in all cold griefs and diseases both of stomach and body, dissolving very powerfully upward and downward.

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