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 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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  • Indian madder — širdžialapė raudė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dažinis, vaistinis augalas (Rubia cordifolia), paplitęs Afrikoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rubia cordifolia angl. Indian madder; munjeet pranc. garance indien port. ruiva …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian madder — noun perennial East Indian creeping or climbing herb used for dye in the orient • Syn: ↑munjeet, ↑Rubia cordifolia • Hypernyms: ↑madderwort, ↑rubiaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Rubia, ↑ …   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

  • 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

  • Indian madde — dažinė raudė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Rubia tinctorum), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rubia tinctorum angl. dyer s madder; Indian madde;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • madder — dažinė raudė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Rubia tinctorum), paplitęs pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rubia tinctorum angl. dyer s madder; Indian madde;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • indian mulberry — noun Usage: usually capitalized I 1. : an East Indian shrub or small tree (Morinda citrifolia) with axillary heads of flowers and pulpy fruit 2. a. : white mulberry b. : a related mulberry (Morus indica) * * * a small tree, Morinda citrifolia, of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian mulberry — a small tree, Morinda citrifolia, of the madder family, found from India to Australasia, having shiny leaves, white flowers, and fleshy, yellowish fruit, yielding red and yellow dyes. Also called al. * * * …   Universalium

  • Indian mulberry — noun a small tree of the madder family found from India to Australasia, characterized by shiny leaves, white flowers, and fleshy, yellowish fruit; Morinda citrifolia …   Wiktionary

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