Wild madder
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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  • wild madder — noun Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑white madder, ↑white bedstraw, ↑infant s breath, ↑false baby s breath, ↑Galium mollugo • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild madder — paprastasis lipikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Galium mollugo), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Galium mollugo angl. false baby s breath; hedge bedstraw; white bedstraw;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild madder — madder1 (defs. 1, 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • madder yellow — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Madder — Taxobox name = Madder image width = 250px image caption = Common Madder ( Rubia tinctorum ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Rubiaceae tribus = Rubieae genus = Rubia genus authority = L …   Wikipedia

  • Madder — Mad Mad, a. [Compar. {Madder}; superl. {Maddest}.] [AS. gem?d, gem[=a]d, mad; akin to OS. gem?d foolish, OHG. gameit, Icel. mei?a to hurt, Goth. gam[ a]ids weak, broken. ?.] 1. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane. [1913 Webster] I have heard… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field madder — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian madder — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white madder — noun Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑wild madder, ↑white bedstraw, ↑infant s breath, ↑false baby s breath, ↑Galium mollugo • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw …   Useful english dictionary

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