mad-dog skullcap


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Related to mad-dog skullcap: blue skullcap, Scutellaria lateriflora

mad-dog skullcap

n.
A North American perennial plant (Scutellaria lateriflora) in the mint family, having one-sided clusters of two-lipped blue or white flowers.

[So called from its use as an antispasmodic.]
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Noun1.mad-dog skullcap - an American mint that yields a resinous exudate used especially formerly as an antispasmodicmad-dog skullcap - an American mint that yields a resinous exudate used especially formerly as an antispasmodic
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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A mad-dog skullcap is a weed that seriously is called so because of its use to treat rabies.