scurvy-grass

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scurvy-grass (plural scurvy-grasses)

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

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