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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: scurvy grass (0.01136 detik)
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English → English (WordNet) Definition: scurvy grass scurvy grass n 1: a widely distributed arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C [syn: common scurvy grass, Cochlearia officinalis ] 2: any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad [syn: winter cress , St. Barbara's herb]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Scurvy grass Scurvy \Scur"vy\, n. [Probably from the same source as scorbute, but influenced by scurf, scurfy, scurvy, adj.; cf. D. scheurbuik scurvy, G. scharbock, LL. scorbutus. Cf. Scorbute.] (Med.) A disease characterized by livid spots, especially about the thighs and legs, due to extravasation of blood, and by spongy gums, and bleeding from almost all the mucous membranes. It is accompanied by paleness, languor, depression, and general debility. It is occasioned by confinement, innutritious food, and hard labor, but especially by lack of fresh vegetable food, or confinement for a long time to a limited range of food, which is incapable of repairing the waste of the system. It was formerly prevalent among sailors and soldiers. [1913 Webster] Scurvy grass [Scurvy + grass; or cf. Icel. skarfak[=a]l scurvy grass.] (Bot.) A kind of cress (Cochlearia officinalis ) growing along the seacoast of Northern Europe and in arctic regions. It is a remedy for the scurvy, and has proved a valuable food to arctic explorers. The name is given also to other allied species of plants. [1913 Webster]

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