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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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|Noun||1.||mad-dog skullcap - an American mint that yields a resinous exudate used especially formerly as an antispasmodic|
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