Definition of nailwort in English:

nailwort

noun

  • Any of several plants formerly reputed to be effective in treating whitlows: †(a) wild violet (Viola species) (obsolete); †(b) whitlow-grass, Erophila verna (obsolete).

Origin

Late Middle English. From nail + wort.

Pronunciation

nailwort

/ˈneɪlwəːt/