WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mad-dog skullcap  (maddôg′, -dog′),USA pronunciation [Bot.]
  1. Plant Biologya North American skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora, having underground stems and one-sided clusters of blue to white flowers.
  • so called because it was formerly used as an antispasmodic 1815–25, American.

Advertisements

Word of the day: near | shallow

Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.
Become a WordReference Supporter to view the site ad-free.