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mad-dog skullcap

[ mad-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈmædˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
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noun Botany.
a North American skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora, having underground stems and one-sided clusters of blue to white flowers.
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Origin of mad-dog skullcap

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; so called because it was formerly used as an antispasmodic

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