whitlow grass


Definition of whitlow grass

: any of several inconspicuous herbs formerly thought to cure whitlow: such as
a : an annual weed (Draba verna) of Europe and North America with a rosette of basal leaves and tiny flowers succeeded by oblong pods

called also shadflower

b : a small Old World saxifrage (Saxifraga tridactylites)

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“Whitlow grass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitlow%20grass. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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