Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Old World cruciferous plant, Sisymbrium Alliaria (Alliaria officinalis), emitting a strong smell of garlic: sometimes used as a salad. Also called garlic-mustard, hedge-garlic, and jack-by-the-hedge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Jack-by-the-hedge. See under jack.
- n. European herb that smells like garlic
“Parsley and "gix," and clogweed, and sauce-alone, whose white flowers smell of garlic if crushed in the fingers, came up along the hedge; by the gateway from the bare trodden earth appeared the shepherd's purse; small must be the coin to go in its seed capsule, and therefore it was so called with grim and truthful humour, for the shepherd, hard as is his work, facing wind and weather, carries home but little money.”
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n. A plant of the genus Brassica, formerly classed as Sinapis. The ordinary species are B. nigra, the black mustard; B. alba, the white mustard; and B. Sinapistrum, the wild mustard or charlock. Th...
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