Definition of pilewort in English:

pilewort

Pronunciation: /ˈpīlwərt//-wôrt/

noun

  • another term for omitted unresolving XREF to "lesser celandine" (see celandine)
    • ‘Pilewort occurs in most counties of Illinois and is a common plant.’
    • ‘The plant used to be known as Pilewort, as it was used to treat haemorrhoids.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from piles (because of its reputed efficacy against piles) + wort.

Pronunciation:

pilewort

/ˈpīlwərt//-wôrt/