madwort
noun Date: 1597 1. alyssum 1 2. a low hairy annual European herb (Asperugo procumbens) of the borage family with blue flowers and a root used as a substitute for madder

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  • Madwort — Mad wort , n. (Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants ({Alyssum}) with white or yellow flowers and rounded pods. {Alyssum maritimum} is the commonly cultivated sweet alyssum, a fragrant white flowered annual. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • madwort — [mad′wʉrt΄] n. [ MAD + WORT2; once a supposed remedy for rabies] ALYSSUM …   English World dictionary

  • madwort — laibenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių (Brassicaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Alyssum). atitikmenys: lot. Alyssum angl. alison; alyssum; candytuft; madwort vok. Steinkraut; Steinkresse rus. бурачек lenk. smagliczka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • madwort — /mad werrt , wawrt /, n. a mat forming plant, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatille), of the mustard family, having spatulate leaves and open clusters of pale yellow flowers. [1590 1600; MAD + WORT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • madwort — noun Any of the alyssums …   Wiktionary

  • madwort — mad•wort [[t]ˈmædˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. a mat forming plant, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatille), of the mustard family, having broadly rounded leaves and open clusters of pale yellow flowers • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • madwort — noun any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers • Syn: ↑alyssum • Hypernyms: ↑crucifer, ↑cruciferous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Alyssum, ↑genus Alyssum …   Useful english dictionary

  • golden-tuft madwort — uolinė aurinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Aurinia saxatilis), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Aurinia saxatilis angl. basket of gold; gold dust; golden… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rock madwort — uolinė aurinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Aurinia saxatilis), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Aurinia saxatilis angl. basket of gold; gold dust; golden… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • german madwort — noun Usage: usually capitalized G : a low hairy annual herb (Asperugo procumbens) of the family Boraginaceae with blue flowers and a root used as a substitute for madder …   Useful english dictionary

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