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wild mustard

[W3 different sp.] n. a plant: 1835 Cleome pentaphylla. Wild mustard ... this plant, cooked like spinach, is much eaten ... The leaves, boiled or decocted in water, provoke appetite; comfort the stomach; cause expectoration, and cure flatulency (Journal 27). 1910 Pedicellaria pentaphylla ... "wild mustard" (Northrop 154). 1920 Brassica integrifolia ... wild mustard (Britton 147). cf. SAMBO 1

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Last update: 2010-11-24 14:29
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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