moneywort

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English[edit]

moneywort herbarium sample

Etymology[edit]

From money +‎ wort.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moneywort (plural moneyworts)

  1. A European vine, Lysimachia nummularia, having yellow flowers; creeping Jenny, creeping Charlie.
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio Society 2007, p. 193:
      Moneywort is singular good to stay all fluxes in man or woman, whether they be lasks, bloody fluxes, the flowing of women's courses, bleedings inwardly or outwardly, and the weakness of the stomach that is given to casting.