Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

madwort

play
noun mad·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of madwort

  1. 1 :  alyssum 1

  2. 2 :  a low hairy annual European herb (Asperugo procumbens) of the borage family with blue flowers and a root used as a substitute for madder



1597

First Known Use of madwort

1597


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up madwort? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

looking or feeling very sad

Get Word of the Day daily email!