scurvy grass

noun

: a cruciferous herb (such as Cochlearia officinalis) formerly used in preventing or treating scurvy

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scurvy grass was circa 1597

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“Scurvy grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scurvy%20grass. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

scurvy grass

noun
: a cress (as Cochlearia officinalis) formerly believed useful in preventing or treating scurvy

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