field madder


Definition of field madder

: an annual European weed (Sherardia arvensis) of the family Rubiaceae with square stems, whorled leaves, and heads of blue or pink flowers

called also blue field madder

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First Known Use of field madder

1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Field madder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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