from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. name given to several inconspicuous herbs, which were thought to be a cure for the whitlow, as Saxifraga tridactylites, Draba verna, and several species of Paronychia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, either of two early-blooming little plants, Saxifraga trydactylites and Draba verna (Erophila vulgaris), regarded as curing whitlow.
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- n. annual weed of Europe and North America having a rosette of basal leaves and tiny flowers followed by oblong seed capsules
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I found the Nepeta and the ivy-leaved Veronica under the hedge; and whitlow grass near the old tower.