Definition of Moonwort

1. Noun. Of America and Eurasia and Australia.

Exact synonyms: Botrychium Lunaria, Common Moonwort
Generic synonyms: Grape Fern



Definition of Moonwort

1. n. The herb lunary or honesty. See Honesty.

Definition of Moonwort

1. Noun. A small fern, (spelink Botrychium lunaria) (lesser moonwort); later, any member of the genus. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (context: now US UK regional) Honesty, (spelink Lunaria annua) (greater moonwort). (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Moonwort

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Moonwort

1. The herb lunary or honesty. See Honesty. Any fern of the genus Botrychium, especially. B. Lunaria; so named from the crescent-shaped segments of its frond. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moonwort

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Literary usage of Moonwort

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1. The British Ferns: Or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions, with the Needful ...by William Jackson Hooker by William Jackson Hooker (1861)
"... Sw. Common moonwort. Gen. Char. Capsules subglobose, sessile, clustered at the margin and on one side of a pinnated rachis, 1-celled, compressed, ..."

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