Definition of mitrewort in English:


(US miterwort)

Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪtəwəːt/


  • 1Now in full "false mitrewort". A tiarella (foamflower), especially T. cordifolia.

  • 2A mitella, especially M. diphylla.

  • 3rare Any of several small tropical American herbaceous plants of the genera Mitreola and Cynoctonum (family Loganiaceae); especially Cynoctonum mitreola.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Reinhold Forster (1729–1798). From mitre + wort, after the shape of the young fruit.