flea|wort


flea|wort
flea|wort «FLEE WURT», noun.
1. any one of various plants thought to destroy fleas, especially a European composite herb having rough leaves and yellow flowers.
2. a plantain of southern Europe, used medicinally as a laxative; psyllium.

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  • Flea Market Montgomery — is a 73,000 square foot, flea market in Montgomery, Alabama, which advertises itself as being just like a mini mall. [cite web |date=2006 11 30 |publisher=YouTube |url=http://youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3oHpup pk |title=Fleamarket Montgomery] The… …   Wikipedia

  • Flea — Flea, n. [OE. fle, flee, AS. fle[ a], fle[ a]h; akin to D. vtoo, OHG. fl[=o]h, G. floh, Icel. fl[=o], Russ. blocha; prob. from the root of E. flee. [root]84. See {Flee}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An insect belonging to the genus {Pulex}, of the order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flea — O.E. flea, from P.Gmc. *flauhaz (Cf. O.N. flo, M.Du. vlo, Ger. Floh), perhaps related to O.E. fleon to flee, with a notion of the jumping parasite, or perhaps from PIE *plou flea (Cf. L. pulex, Gk. psylla; see PUCE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • flea — ► NOUN ▪ a small wingless jumping insect which feeds on the blood of mammals and birds. ● (as) fit as a flea Cf. ↑fit as a flea ● a flea in one s ear Cf. ↑a flea in one s ear ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • FLEA — (Heb. פַּרְעֹשׁ, parosh). The flea symbolizes an insignificant, loathsome creature (I Sam. 24:15; 26:20). Nevertheless, the ancients did not refrain from calling themselves parosh, and this was the name of a Judahite family that came with Ezra to …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Flea-bite — n. 1. The bite of a flea, or the red spot caused by the bite. [1913 Webster] 2. A trifling wound or pain, like that of the bite of a flea. Harvey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flea-bitten — flea bit ten, a. 1. Bitten by a flea; as, a flea bitten face. [1913 Webster] 2. White, flecked with minute dots of bay or sorrel; said of the color of a horse. [1913 Webster] 3. same as {creaky}, 1. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: creaky, decrepit, run… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English