Definition of Madwort

1. Noun. Any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Alyssum
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant
Group relationships: Alyssum, Genus Alyssum



Definition of Madwort

1. n. A genus of cruciferous plants (Alyssum) with white or yellow flowers and rounded pods. A. maritimum is the commonly cultivated sweet alyssum, a fragrant white-flowered annual.

Definition of Madwort

1. Noun. Any of the alyssums. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Madwort

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Madwort

1. A genus of cruciferous plants (Alyssum) with white or yellow flowers and rounded pods. A. Maritimum is the commonly cultivated sweet alyssum, a fragrant white-flowered annual. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Madwort

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1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"217, Hoary perennial Mountain-madwort. 5. ... madwort, with angular Leaves, and violet-coloured Flowers. 9. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"madwort. This is synonymous in Ger. with Heal-dog (which see), ... but it is certainly not the German madwort of Gerard, which is a species of Stachys or ..."

3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1812)
"Field madwort. Nat of France. Cult. 1768, by Mr. Ph. Miller. Mill. diet. ed. ... Mountain madwort. Nat. of Germany and Switzerland. Cult. 1713. ..."

4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"The plant's most ancient name is "madwort,' given from a belief that it was a cure ... indeed it is quite likely that none of them is the original madwort. ..."

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