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mad-dog skullcap definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an American mint that yields a resinous exudate used especially formerly as an antispasmodic [syn: blue pimpernel, blue skullcap, mad-dog skullcap, mad-dog weed, Scutellaria lateriflora]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Skullcap Skull"cap`, n. 1. A cap which fits the head closely; also, formerly, a headpiece of iron sewed inside of a cap for protection. 2. (Bot.) Any plant of the labiate genus Scutellaria, the calyx of whose flower appears, when inverted, like a helmet with the visor raised. 3. (Zo["o]l.) The Lophiomys. Mad-dog skullcap (Bot.), an American herb (Scetellaria lateriflora) formerly prescribed as a cure for hydrophobia.




 


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