scurvy grassscurvy grass
an arctic plant (Cochlearia officinalis) of the crucifer family, with white flowers and a tarlike flavor, formerly used in treating scurvy
also scurvy weed
- 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.
- Any of various other plants formerly used to prevent or treat scurvy.