1. [syn: Indian madder, munjeet, Rubia cordifolia]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Madder \Mad"der\ (m[a^]d"d[~e]r), n. [OE. mader, AS. maedere;
akin to Icel. ma[eth]ra.] (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.
Note: Madder is sometimes used in forming pigments, as lakes,
etc., which receive their names from their colors, such
as madder yellow.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: perennial East Indian creeping or climbing herb used for
dye in the orient [syn: Indian madder, munjeet, Rubia