Madder

Definition of Madder

Mad´der   Pronunciation: măd´dẽr
n.1.(Bot.) A plant of the genus Rubia (Rubia tinctorum). The root is much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine. It is cultivated in France and Holland. See Rubiaceous.
Field madder
an annual European weed (Sherardia arvensis) resembling madder.
Indian madder
the East Indian Rubia cordifolia, used in the East for dyeing; - called also munjeet.
Wild madder
Rubia peregrina of Europe; also the Galium Mollugo, a kind of bedstraw.

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redden, Rubia tinctorum
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