The Collaborative International Dictionary
Honewort \Hone"wort`\, n. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant of the genus Sison ( Sison Amomum); -- so called because used to cure a swelling called a hone.
n. 1 Either of two plants of the family ''Umbelliferae'' 2 # A perennial plant, ''Cryptotaenia canadensis'', sometimes cultivated as a vegetable 3 # A small European plant, ''Trinia glauca'', once thought to be a remedy for swellings
Honewort can refer to two species of plants in the carrot family
- Trinia glauca native to Eurasia
- Cryptotaenia canadensis native to eastern North America