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A white-flowered Eurasian plant of the mint family, which grows in damp habitats.
- ‘Aquatic and marginal plants associated with the lakes include: water mint, gipsywort, pond edge, water fogwort, branched bur-reed and yellow water lily.’
- ‘Both bugleweed and its European cousin, gypsywort, grow in very wet areas.’
- ‘The wetter areas allow such plants as ragged robin, marsh marigold and gipsywort to flourish.’
- ‘A brief stop at a man-made lake allowed us to see gipsywort, as well as other waterside vegetation and both yellow and white waterlilies.’
- ‘However, it now joins list of plants recorded that are said to prefer moister soils: square-stalked St. John's wort, gipsywort, marsh thistle, greater bird's foot trefoil.’
Late 18th century: so named because it was reputed to have been used by Gypsies to stain the skin brown.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.