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mad-dog skullcap

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A North American perennial plant (Scutellaria lateriflora) having one-sided clusters of two-lipped blue or white flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An American mint (Scutellaria lateriflora) that yields a resinous exudate used esp. formerly as an antispasmodic.
  • n. an American herb (Scetellaria lateriflora) formerly prescribed as a cure for hydrophobia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an American mint that yields a resinous exudate used especially formerly as an antispasmodic

Etymologies

So called from its use as an antispasmodic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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