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Laserwort \La"ser*wort`\ (l[=a]"s[~e]r*w[^u]rt`), n. [L. laser the juice of the laserwort.] (Bot.) Any plant of the umbelliferous genus Laserpitium, of several species (as Laserpitium glabrum, and Laserpitium siler), the root of which yields a resinous substance of a bitter taste. The genus is mostly European.


n. An umbelliferous plant (''Laserpitium latifolium'') from which the resin laser was obtained.