Meaning of masterwort in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɑːstəwɔːt/


  • A plant of the parsley family with white or pinkish flowers and lobed leaves, native to central and southern Europe.

    Genera Peucedanum and Astrantia, family Umbelliferae

    ‘Masterwort, though rare in the wild state, was formerly cultivated in this country for use as a pot-herb and in medicine.’
    • ‘The old fashioned casual looks of masterwort is exceptional in cottage and country gardens where it first got its start.’
    • ‘Masterwort produces spiky blooms scattered in clumps; however, it is also known for its medicinal properties.’
    • ‘In the middle ages Masterwort was thought to be a remedy against every disease, as we can easily see from the strong name.’
    • ‘Masterwort is useful in case of difficult digestion, colics, also in case of bronchitis for its pectoral action.’