moonwort etymology

English word moonwort comes from English moon, English wort

Detailed word origin of moonwort

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moon English (eng) (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.. (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.. Any natural satellite of a planet.. (with "the") Earth's only natural satellite.. A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.. The eighteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot. (intransitive, US, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated [...]
wort English (eng) (brewing) Liquid extract from the ground malt and grain soaked in hot water, the mash, as one of the steps in making beer. (archaic) A plant; herb; vegetable.. Any of various plants or herbs. The word is usually used in combination to refer to specific plants, e.g. St. John’s wort; however, it may be used on its own as a generic term.
moonwort English (eng) (now, _, US, UK, _, regional) Lunaria annua (greater moonwort); also known as Honesty and Actual Honesty. [from 16th c.]. A small fern, Botrychium lunaria (lesser moonwort); later, any member of the genus. [from 15th c.].