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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rupturewort, Hernaria glabranoun

    common prostrate Old World herb often used as a ground cover; formerly reputed to cure ruptures

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rupturewortnoun

    herniaria, Lat. A plant.

    The calyx of rupturewort is quadrifid, or, for the most part, quinquefid, and expanded in form of a star, having five stamina in the centre: the fruit, which grows in the bottom of the flower, becomes a membranaceous, furrowed, round capsule, which is divided into eight cells, each of which contains one small pointed seed. Philip Miller.


  1. rupturewort

    Herniaria is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae known generally as ruptureworts. They are native to Eurasia and Africa but several species have been widely introduced to other continents. These are flat, mat-forming annual herbs. The genus gets its scientific and common names from the once-held belief that species could be used as an herbal remedy for hernias.


  1. rupturewort

    Rupturewort is a type of perennial plant, scientifically named Herniaria glabra, native to Europe. It is also known as "green carpet" and is often used for ground cover due to its small, bright green leaves. It was commonly used in traditional medicine, especially in treatments intended to heal hernias, hence the name "rupturewort".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rupturewortnoun

    same as Burstwort

  2. Rupturewortnoun

    a West Indian plant (Alternanthera polygonoides) somewhat resembling burstwort

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rupturewort in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rupturewort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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