scurvy grass


noun

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

Origin of scurvy grass

First recorded in 1590–1600
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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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