scurvy grass

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noun

a plant, Cochlearia officinalis, of the mustard family, purported to be a remedy for scurvy.

Nearby words

  1. scurrility,
  2. scurrilous,
  3. scurrilously,
  4. scurry,
  5. scurvy,
  6. scuse,
  7. scut,
  8. scuta,
  9. scutage,
  10. scutari

Origin of scurvy grass

First recorded in 1590–1600

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British Dictionary definitions for scurvy grass

scurvy grass

noun

any of various plants of the genus Cochlearia, esp C. officinalis, of Europe and North America, formerly used to treat scurvy: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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