scurvy grass

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Related to Scurvy-grass: Cochlearia officinalis, Cochlearia

scurvy grass

n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Cochlearia of the mustard family, especially the circumboreal species C. officinalis, having pungent fleshy foliage and formerly used to prevent or treat scurvy.
2. Any of various other plants formerly used to prevent or treat scurvy.