rupturewort

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rupture +‎ wort

Noun[edit]

rupturewort (plural ruptureworts)

  1. A plant of the genus Herniaria, especially Herniaria glabra, formerly used in the treatment of hernia and for other medicinal purposes.
  2. A West Indian plant (Alternanthera polygonoides) somewhat resembling burstwort.