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Noun: whitlowwort  'wit-low,wurt
  1. Any of various low-growing tufted plants of the genus Paronychia having tiny greenish flowers and usually whorled leaves; widespread throughout warm regions of both Old and New Worlds; formerly thought to cure whitlows (suppurative infections around a fingernail)

Type of: ground cover, groundcover

Part of: genus Paronychia, Paronychia

Encyclopedia: Whitlowwort