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Noun: pilewort  'pI(-u)l,wurt
  1. Perennial herb native to Europe but naturalized elsewhere having heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers resembling buttercups; its tuberous roots have been used as a poultice to relieve piles
    - lesser celandine, Ranunculus ficaria

Derived forms: pileworts

Type of: flower

Part of: genus Ranunculus, Ranunculus

Encyclopedia: Pilewort