lungwort

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Etymology[edit]

lung +‎ wort

Noun[edit]

lungwort ‎(plural lungworts)

  1. Any of various European plants, of the genus Pulmonaria (family Boraginaceae), that were once used to treat respiratory disorders.
  2. Any of several other, unrelated plants, used to treat respiratory disorders
    1. Hieracium murorum (in family Asteraceae, French lungwort or golden lungwort)
    2. Helleborus niger (family Ranunculaceae, black lungwort)
    3. Mertensia (family Boraginaceae)
      1. Mertensia virginica (American lungwort)
      2. Mertensia maritima (sea lungwort)
    4. Verbascum thapsus (in family Scrophulariaceae, bullock's lungwort, cow's lungwort or clown's lungwort)
    5. Lobaria pulmonaria (in family Lobariaceae, lungwort lichen, lung lichen, tree lungwort)