mad-dog skull cap

mad-dog skullcap

[mad-dawg, -dog]
noun Botany.
a North American skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora, having underground stems and one-sided clusters of blue to white flowers.

1815–25, Americanism; so called because it was formerly used as an antispasmodic Unabridged
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mad-dog skullcap

an American mint that yields a resinous exudate used especially formerly as an antispasmodic [syn: blue pimpernel
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