dragon's wort

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Etymology[edit]

A calque of Arabic طَرْخُون ‎(ṭarḵūn).

Noun[edit]

dragon's wort ‎(usually uncountable, plural dragon's worts)

  1. A perennial herb, tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus.
  2. Dracunculus vulgaris, dragon arum, a flowering plant in the arum (Araceae) family.
  3. Persicaria bistorta, bistort, a plant in the knotweed (Polygonaceae) family, once classified as Polygonum bistorta.
  4. Arisaema dracontium, green dragon, a herbaceous perennial native to North America.

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