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[hed-wurd] /ˈhɛdˌwɜrd/

a word, phrase, or the like, appearing as the of a chapter, dictionary or encyclopedia entry, etc.
(def 2).
(def 26).
a key word placed at the beginning of a line, paragraph, etc, as in a dictionary entry


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  • Heady

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  • Heal

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  • Heal-all

    [heel-awl] /ˈhilˌɔl/ noun 1. the selfheal, Prunella vulgaris. noun 1. another name for selfheal n. native word for panacea, 1570s, from heal + all; applied to various plants since 1853.

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