scurvy grass
noun Date: circa 1597 a cruciferous herb (as Cochlearia officinalis) formerly used in preventing or treating scurvy

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  • Scurvy grass — Scurvy Scur vy, n. [Probably from the same source as scorbute, but influenced by scurf, scurfy, scurvy, adj.; cf. D. scheurbuik scurvy, G. scharbock, LL. scorbutus. Cf. {Scorbute}.] (Med.) A disease characterized by livid spots, especially about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scurvy grass — n. an arctic plant (Cochlearia officinalis) of the crucifer family, with white flowers and a tarlike flavor, formerly used in treating scurvy: also scurvy weed …   English World dictionary

  • scurvy grass — n a cress (as Cochlearia officinalis) formerly believed useful in preventing or treating scurvy * * * Cochlearia officinalis …   Medical dictionary

  • scurvy grass — noun 1. a widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C • Syn: ↑common scurvy grass, ↑Cochlearia officinalis • Hypernyms: ↑cress, ↑cress plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scurvy-grass — vaistinis skabėtras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos vaistinis, medingas augalas (Cochlearia officinalis), paplitęs vakarų Europoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cochlearia officinalis angl. scurvy grass;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • scurvy grass — scur′vy grass n. pln a plant, Cochlearia officinalis, of the mustard family, purported to be a remedy for scurvy • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • scurvy grass — a plant, Cochlearia officinalis, of the mustard family, purported to be a remedy for scurvy. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • scurvy-grass — noun Any of several European plants, of the genus Cochlearia, formerly believed useful in treating scurvy …   Wiktionary

  • scurvy grass — noun a small cress like plant, formerly eaten to prevent scurvy. [Genus Cochlearia.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • scurvy-grass — …   Useful english dictionary

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