rupturewort

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

rupture +‎ wort

NounEdit

rupturewort (plural ruptureworts)

  1. A plant of the genus Herniaria, especially Herniaria glabra, formerly used in the treatment of hernia and for other medicinal purposes.
  2. A West Indian plant (Alternanthera polygonoides), somewhat resembling burstwort.