madderwort


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Noun1.Madderwort - any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceaemadderwort - any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceae
angiosperm, flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
family Rubiaceae, madder family, Rubiaceae - widely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry
Indian madder, munjeet, Rubia cordifolia - perennial East Indian creeping or climbing herb used for dye in the orient
madder, Rubia tinctorum - Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin