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ˈfɪgˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrtfig·wort

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. figwortnoun

    any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia


  1. figwortnoun

    Any of various woodland herbs and shrubs of the genus Scrophularia

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Figwortnoun

    A plant.

    Etymology: fig and wort.

    It hath an anomalous flower, consisting of one leaf, gaping at both sides, and generally globular, cut as it were into two lips, under the upper one of which are two small leaves. Mill.


  1. figwort

    The genus Scrophularia of the family Scrophulariaceae comprises about 200 species of herbaceous flowering plants commonly known as figworts. Species of Scrophularia all share square stems, opposite leaves and open two-lipped flowers forming clusters at the end of their stems. The genus is found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Scrophularia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Phymatopus hectoides.Some species in this genus are known to contain potentially useful substances, such as iridoids, and several Scrophularia species, such as the Ningpo figwort (S. ningpoensis), have been used by herbal medicine practitioners around the world. The name Scrophularia comes from scrofula, a form of tuberculosis, because several species have been used in herbal medicine for this disease.


  1. figwort

    Figwort is a plant belonging to the genus Scrophularia of the figwort family Scrophulariaceae. It is typically characterized by its tall stem, leaves set in opposite pairs, and distinct flowers which are usually tubular or bell-shaped. Some species of figwort are known for their traditional uses in herbal medicine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Figwortnoun

    a genus of herbaceous plants (Scrophularia), mostly found in the north temperate zones. See Brownwort

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of figwort in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of figwort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
    • A. irascible
    • B. bristly
    • C. repugnant
    • D. dicotyledonous

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