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honesty

EnglishEdit

the seed pods of honesty
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old French honesté (compare modern French honnêteté) (honest +‎ -y); the plant, from the visibility of the seeds through the translucent pods.

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honesty (countable and uncountable, plural honesties)

  1. (uncountable, obsolete) honor, decency, propriety.
  2. (uncountable, obsolete) Chastity.
  3. (uncountable) The act, quality, or condition of being honest
  4. (countable) Any of various crucifers in the genus Lunaria, several of which are grown as ornamentals.

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  • honesty in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911