wild madder


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wild madder Eurasian herb with ample panicles of small white flowers; naturalized in North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wild madder Rubia peregrina of Europe; also the Galium Mollugo, a kind of bedstraw.
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In poetry:

With a sea-gull resting on my breast,
I launched on a madder flight:
And I lashed the waves to a wild unrest,
And howled with a fierce delight
Till the daylight slept; and I wailed and wept
Like a fretful babe all night.
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley