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Madder Mad"der (m[a^]d"d[~e]r), n. [OE. mader, AS. m[ae]dere; akin to Icel. ma[eth]ra.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Rubia} ({Rubia tinctorum}). The root is much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine. It is cultivated in France and Holland. See {Rubiaceous}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Madder is sometimes used in forming pigments, as lakes, etc., which receive their names from their colors, such as {madder yellow}. [1913 Webster]

{Field madder}, an annual European weed ({Sherardia arvensis}) resembling madder.

{Indian madder}, the East Indian {Rubia cordifolia}, used in the East for dyeing; -- called also {munjeet}.

{Wild madder}, {Rubia peregrina} of Europe; also the {Galium Mollugo}, a kind of bedstraw. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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