- Any of several European plants, of the genus Cochlearia, formerly believed useful in treating scurvy.
1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus, Folio Society, published 2007, page 205:
- The seeds of Scurvy-grasse growing in waterpots have been fruitfull in the Land
- 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia, XXXI:
- [T]he seed of Scurvy-grass very much resembles the make of a Concha Venerea, a kind of Purcelane Schell […].