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scurvy grass

noun
1.
a plant, Cochlearia officinalis, of the mustard family, purported to be a remedy for scurvy.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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scurvy grass

noun
1.
any of various plants of the genus Cochlearia, esp C. officinalis, of Europe and North America, formerly used to treat scurvy: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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