/ˈstɪtʃwɜt/ (say 'stichwert)

any of certain herbs of the genus Stellaria (or Alsine) native to Eurasia, as S. holostea, a white-flowered species.
{stitch + wort2}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stitchwort — Stitch wort , n. (Bot.) See {Stichwort}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stitchwort — is the common name of several plants, which may be members of the following genera:* Minuartia * Stellaria See also Wort plants …   Wikipedia

  • stitchwort — [stich′wʉrt΄] n. [ME stichwurt: see STITCH & WORT2] any of several chickweeds; esp., an Old World perennial (Stellaria holostea) with grasslike leaves …   English World dictionary

  • stitchwort — Stichwort Stich wort , n. (Bot.) A kind of chickweed ({Stellaria Holostea}). [Written also {stitchwort}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stitchwort — noun Date: 13th century any of several chickweeds (especially genus Stellaria) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stitchwort — /stich werrt , wawrt /, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Stellaria, of the pink family, having white flowers. [1225 75; ME stichewort, OE sticwyrt agrimony. See STITCH, WORT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • stitchwort — noun a plant with a slender stem and white starry flowers, formerly thought to cure a stitch in the side. [Genus Stellaria: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • stitchwort — n. any plant of the genus Stellaria, esp. S. media with an erect stem and white starry flowers, once thought to cure a stitch in the side …   Useful english dictionary

  • greater stitchwort — noun low growing north temperate herb having small white star shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side • Syn: ↑stitchwort, ↑starwort, ↑Stellaria holostea • Hypernyms: ↑chickweed * * * noun : a Eurasian annual… …   Useful english dictionary

  • marsh stitchwort — noun : bog stitchwort …   Useful english dictionary

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