Definitions

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

  • n. A low-growing Eurasian plant (Asperugo procumbens) having rough stems and small blue flowers.
  • n. See alyssum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the alyssums.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Alyssum.
  • n. [As if a contraction of madderwort, having been used as a substitute for madder.] A plant of the borage family, Asperugo proeumbens, whose root was used like madder: commonly called German madwort.

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

  • n. any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers

Etymologies

From its supposed ability to cure rabies.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
mad +‎ wort (Wiktionary)

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