pudding grass

1) The regional word for penny-royal, a plant that thrives best in moist locations according to the diarist Ismay.

1756 Pennyroyal or Pudding grass. In most places where the water stands in winter, Mirfield. In fact Penny-royall was used to season puddings and was an ingredient in Herbe-Pudding in 1683.

spellings penny royal
places Mirfield
dates 1683 1756

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