What word or phrase does your mother always say?
1650s, from Modern Latin scorbuticus "pertaining to scurvy," from scorbutus "scurvy," from French scorbut, apparently of Dutch (scheurbuik) or Low German (Scharbock) origin; see scurvy. Scorbute "scurvy" is attested from 1590s, from French.
scorbutic scor·bu·tic (skôr-byōō'tĭk) or scor·bu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.