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lungwort

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lung=wort

CIDE DICTIONARY

lungwortn. 
     An herb of the genus Pulmonaria (Pulmonaria officinalis), of Europe; -- so called because the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung.  Gray.  [1913 Webster]
Cow's lungwort mullein. -- Sea lungwort, Mertensia maritima, found on the seacoast of Northern Europe and America. -- Tree lungwort, a lichen (Sticta pulmonacea) growing on trees and rocks. The thallus is lacunose, and in appearance somewhat resembles the lungs, for diseases of which it was once thought a remedy.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lungwort, n.
1 any herbaceous plant of the genus Pulmonaria, esp. P. officinalis with white-spotted leaves likened to a diseased lung.
2 a lichen, Lobaria pulmonaria, used as a remedy for lung disease.


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