Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: scurvy grass
  1. A widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C
    - common scurvy grass, Cochlearia officinalis
  2. Any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad
    - winter cress, St. Barbara's herb

Derived forms: scurvy grasses

Type of: cress, cress plant

Part of: Barbarea, Cochlearia, genus Barbarea, genus Cochlearia

Encyclopedia: Scurvy grass