Definition of spearwort in English:

spearwort

noun

  • A European buttercup of marshes and ditches, with thick hollow stems and long, narrow spear-shaped leaves.

    Genus Ranunculus, family Ranunculaceae: the lesser spearwort (R. flammula) and the less common greater spearwort (R. lingua)

    • ‘The whole plant spearwort buttercup has agents that strongly causes reddening or irritation when applied to the skin.’

Pronunciation

spearwort

/ˈspɪəwəːt/