a creeping, aromatic plant, Glechoma hederacea, of the mint family, having rounded leaves and whorling clusters of small blue flowers.
- Also called gill-over-the-ground.
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How to use ground ivy in a sentence
All low-growing flowers—ground-ivy, and things that are not so tall as grass—are entangled with the spirit of place.London Impressions | Alice Meynell
Or, boil juice of ground ivy with sweet oil and white wine into an ointment.Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles | Daniel Hack Tuke
Or, rub the head several times a day with vinegar in which ground ivy leaves have been infused.Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles | Daniel Hack Tuke
ground ivy creeps everywhere over the banks, and covers the barest spot.Nature Near London | Richard Jefferies
Jill-o'er-the-ground: ground ivy; usually written Gill-over-the-ground.
British Dictionary definitions for ground ivy
a creeping or trailing Eurasian aromatic herbaceous plant, Glechoma (or Nepeta) hederacea, with scalloped leaves and purplish-blue flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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