mad-dog skullcap

noun
variants: or mad-dog weed

Definition of mad-dog skullcap

: an American mint (Scutellaria lateriflora) that yields a resinoid used especially formerly as a tonic and antispasmodic

called also blue pimpernel, blue skullcap

— see scutellarin

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“Mad-dog skullcap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mad-dog%20skullcap. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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