scurvy grass

noun

Definition of scurvy grass

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

First Known Use of scurvy grass

circa 1597

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scurvy grass

noun

medical Definition of scurvy grass

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

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