scurvy grass


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scurvy grass

n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Cochlearia of the mustard family, especially the circumboreal species C. officinalis, having pungent fleshy foliage and formerly used to prevent or treat scurvy.
2. Any of various other plants formerly used to prevent or treat scurvy.
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scurvy grass

n
(Plants) any of various plants of the genus Cochlearia, esp C. officinalis, of Europe and North America, formerly used to treat scurvy: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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scur′vy grass`


n.
a plant, Cochlearia officinalis, of the mustard family, purported to be a remedy for scurvy.
[1590–1600]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scurvy grass - a widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C
cress, cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
Cochlearia, genus Cochlearia - a genus of the family Cruciferae
2.scurvy grass - any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad
cress, cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
Barbarea, genus Barbarea - biennial or perennial herbs of north temperate regions: winter cress
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Among these may be enumerated the wild celery and scurvy grass, two very serviceable plants, the use of which has not been discovered by the natives.
Get out and about around Abergavenny with a family forage with local forager Liz Knight as you learn to identify wild foods and a seashore forage with experienced forager Henry Ashby where you'll explore the Severn Estuary looking for sea spinach, samphire, sea blights, sea asters, scurvy grass, sea arrow grass and orache.
Also celebrating was Alban Muller, International, which took home the top honor in the new Green Ingredient Award (in association with Organic Monitor) for its Scurvy Grass Extract, a 100% natural extract of the Scurvy Grass plant, which is rich in vitamin C.
Because no one, no matter how much you sex it up, is going to throw off their Slanket and jump from the sofa in excitement at the news Danish Scurvy Grass has been found growing on the verges of the busy M6 in the Midlands.
Saltmarsh was home to rare plants such as sea spurrey, sea aster, and scurvy grass. If events had taken a different turn, the Slake could have mirrored the RSPB's Saltholme, a bird-rich wildlife and discovery park carved out of land at the Tees estuary, which now attracts 75,000 visitors a year.
Traeth y Gribin, ac isod chwith y Dulys (Alexanders); dde: llwylys a llygad Ebrill (common scurvy grass, lesser celandine) Lluniau: Bethan Wyn Jones
Amongst naval men Barmouth was famous for one thing, its scurvy grass, an ant scorbutic herb, found in abundance along the banks of the River Mawddach and prized highly for its curative and protective powers.
Their diet, for example, of salt meat, hard biscuit, sauerkraut, wheat gruel and scurvy grass was a veritable protein-rich banquet compared with what they would have eaten on land.