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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MASKERT, n. Also mosscourt. The marsh woundwort, Stachys palustris (Sc. 1808 Jam.). Also swine's maskert, -mosscourts (Ib.), pigs being fond of it.

[Mask, v.1 + wort, the roots being commonly infused in the treatment of wounds in folk-medicine.]

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