scurvy-grass

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scurvy-grass (plural scurvy-grasses)

  1. (botany) Any of several European plants, of the genus Cochlearia, formerly believed useful in treating scurvy.
    • 1658: The seeds of Scurvy-grasse growing in waterpots have been fruitfull in the Land — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 205)

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