Definition of saw-wort in English:



  • A plant of the daisy family, with purple flowers and serrated leaves, native to Eurasia and North Africa.

    Serratula tinctoria, family Compositae

    • ‘A rich diversity of plants thrive in the wet conditions at Greena Moor including bog pimpernel, marsh violet, saw-wort and abundant meadow thistle and devil's-bit scabious.’
    • ‘Saw-wort is an attractive, medium to tall, thistle-like plant with wiry grooved stems and no spines.’