Definition of dropwort in English:

dropwort

noun

  • A Eurasian grassland plant with small white flowers and divided leaves, related to meadowsweet.

    Filipendula vulgaris, family Rosaceae

    ‘A large number of wild flowers have been planted, including sticky catchfly, dropwort and meadow crane's bill and the trees include prunis, oak, rowan and lime.’
    ‘In spring, broad-leafed plantain, lettuce, honey locust and dropwort grows in the area and is handpicked for cooking.’

Origin

Middle English so named because it has small drop-like fibrous tubers on its roots.

Pronunciation

dropwort

/ˈdrɒpwəːt/