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mad-dog skullcap

[mad-dawg, -dog] /ˈmædˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg/
noun, Botany
1.
a North American skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora, having underground stems and one-sided clusters of blue to white flowers.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism; so called because it was formerly used as an antispasmodic
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