pilewort

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EtymologyEdit

piles +‎ wort

NounEdit

pilewort (usually uncountable, plural pileworts)

  1. Any of various unrelated plants traditionally supposed to be effective in treating piles (hemorrhoids), especially
    1. Erechtites hieraciifolius, or fireweed, a plant in the aster family;
    2. Ficaria verna (formerly Ranunculus ficaria), lesser celandine, a plant in the buttercup family.

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