madwort definition

  • noun:
    • A low-growing Eurasian plant (Asperugo procumbens) having harsh stems and little blue flowers.
    • See alyssum.
    • some of the alyssums.
    • A genus of cruciferous flowers (Alyssum) with white or yellowish flowers and curved pods. Alyssum maritimum is the commonly cultivated nice alyssum, a fragrant white-flowered yearly.
    • A plant regarding the genus Alyssum.
    • [just as if a contraction of madderwort, having been made use of as a substitute for madder.] A plant for the borage family members, Asperugo proeumbens, whose root ended up being used like madder: generally known as German madwort.
    • any yard plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of tiny yellowish or white blossoms

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