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 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]


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  • Field madder — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • field madder — noun : an annual European weed (Sherardia arvensis) of the family Rubiaceae with square stems, whorled leaves, and heads of blue or pink flowers called also blue field madder * * * field madder A minute, lilac flowered plant (Sherardia arvensis)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • field madder — /ˈfild mædə/ (say feeld maduh) noun a small annual weed with pale mauve flowers, Sherardia arvensis, widespread in non tropical regions …   Australian English dictionary

  • blue field madder — noun : field madder …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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