scurvy grass

Definitions of scurvy grass
  1. noun
    a widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C
    synonyms: Cochlearia officinalis, common scurvy grass
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    type of:
    cress, cress plant
    any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
  2. noun
    any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad
    synonyms: St. Barbara's herb, winter cress
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    types:
    American cress, American watercress, Barbarea praecox, Barbarea verna, Belle Isle cress, early winter cress, land cress
    of southwestern Europe; cultivated in Florida
    type of:
    cress, cress plant
    any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
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