[mad-wurt, -wawrt]
a mat-forming plant, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatille ), of the mustard family, having spatulate leaves and open clusters of pale yellow flowers.

1590–1600; mad + wort2 Unabridged
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madwort (ˈmædˌwɜːt)
1.  a low-growing Eurasian boraginaceous plant, Asperugo procumbens, with small blue flowers
2.  any of certain other plants, such as alyssum
[C16: once alleged to be a cure for madness]

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