MAD-WORT

madwort

[mad-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
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; mad + wort2

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madwort (ˈmædˌwɜːt)
 
n
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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