Definition of hartwort in English:

hartwort

noun

  • Originally: any of various umbelliferous plants used medicinally; especially the herbaceous plants Laserpitium latifolium, L. siser, Seseli tortuosum, and Levisticum officinale, and the shrub Bupleurum fruticosum. In later use: specifically any member of the genus Tordylium (family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)), comprising herbaceous plants native to southern Europe (and grown or occasionally naturalized elsewhere); especially (more fully "great hartwort") T. maximum.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Turner (d. 1568), naturalist and religious controversialist. From hart + wort, after German Hirtzwurtz.

Pronunciation

hartwort

/ˈhɑːtwəːt/