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madwort

[mad-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈmædˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
a mat-forming plant, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatille), of the mustard family, having spatulate leaves and open clusters of pale yellow flowers.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; mad + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for mad wort

madwort

/ˈmædˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
a low-growing Eurasian boraginaceous plant, Asperugo procumbens, with small blue flowers
2.
any of certain other plants, such as alyssum
Word Origin
C16: once alleged to be a cure for madness
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