from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Jack-by-the-hedge. See under jack.

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

  • noun European herb that smells like garlic


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  • 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.

    Nature Near London


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