jack-by-the-hedge definition

  • noun:
    • garlic mustard
    • a plant of the genus Erysimum (Erysimum alliaria, or Alliaria officinalis), which develops under hedges. It bears a white flower and it has a taste perhaps not unlike garlic. Called in addition, in England, sauce-alone.
    • one of many flowers.
    • European natural herb that has the scent of garlic

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