from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An annual gentian (Gentianella amarella) having small, lilac to creamy white flowers with fringed corollas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A European herb, Swertia perennis, of the gentian family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A European herb (Swertia perennis) of the Gentian family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name for species of gentian.
  • n. The common felwort is Gentiana Amarella, also called autumn gentian. The name is also applied to species of Swertia, a genus closely related to Gentiana.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. gentian of Europe and China having creamy white flowers with fringed corollas


Middle English *feldwort, from Old English feldwyrt : feld, field; see field + wyrt, wort; see wort1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably a corruption of fieldwort. (Wiktionary)


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