Furbish-lousewort



[fur-bish] /ˈfɜr bɪʃ/

noun
1.
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[lous-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈlaʊsˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Pedicularis, of the figwort family, as the wood betony, formerly supposed to cause in sheep feeding on it: one species, P. furbishiae (Furbish lousewort) of parts of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, having finely toothed leaves and a cluster of yellow flowers, is endangered and was thought to be extinct until specimens were discovered in 1946 and again in 1976.
/ˈlaʊsˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any of various N temperate scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Pedicularis, having spikes of white, yellow, or mauve flowers See also betony (sense 3)

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