Meaning of throatwort in English:


Pronunciation /ˈθrəʊtwəːt/


  • A tall Eurasian bellflower that is reputed to cure sore throats.

    Genus Campanula, family Campanulaceae: several species, in particular C. trachelium and C. latifolia

    ‘Other names for this plant include fairy bells, rabbit flower, throatwort and witches’ thimbles.’
    • ‘Trachelium caeruleum or blue throatwort is a member of the Campanula family and native to the West and Central Mediterranean region.’
    • ‘Culpeper calls the herb throatwort because of its use in treating this disease.’
    • ‘Look for unique flowers from the Mediterranean climate regions of the world, such as African daisies, Australian kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos flavidus ‘Pink Joey’) and Mediterranean throatwort.’
    • ‘Trachelium or throatwort is an excellent annual with long lasting flowers.’