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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 madder
 西草屬的植物,洋西,人造西草染料

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mad·der /ˈmædɚ/ 名詞
 茜草

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mad a. [Compar. Madder superl. Maddest ]
 1. Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.
 I have heard my grandsire say full oft,
 Extremity of griefs would make men mad.   --Shak.
 2. Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform.
    It is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.   --Jer. 1. 88.
    And being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.   --Acts xxvi. 11.
 3. Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness. Mad demeanor.”
    Mad wars destroy in one year the works of many years of peace.   --Franklin.
    The mad promise of Cleon was fulfilled.   --Jowett (Thucyd.).
 4. Extravagant; immoderate. “Be mad and merry.” --Shak. “Fetching mad bounds.” --Shak.
 5. Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog.
 6. Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person. [Colloq.]
 7. Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle. [Colloq.]
 Like mad, like a mad person; in a furious manner; as, to run like mad. --L'Estrange.
 To run mad. (a) To become wild with excitement. (b) To run wildly about under the influence of hydrophobia; to become affected with hydrophobia.
 To run mad after, to pursue under the influence of infatuation or immoderate desire. “The world is running mad after farce.” --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mad·der n.  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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mad
      adj 1: roused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain;
             "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at
             his friend"; "sore over a remark" [syn: huffy, sore]
      2: affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"
         [syn: brainsick, crazy, demented, distracted, disturbed,
          sick, unbalanced, unhinged]
      3: marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of
         delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their
         gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure" [syn: delirious, excited,
          frantic, unrestrained]
      4: very foolish; "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind
         the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge
         between two mountains" [syn: harebrained, insane]
      [also: madding, madded, maddest, madder]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 madder
      n : Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots
          formerly an important source of the dye alizarin [syn: Rubia
          tinctorum]
      v : color a moderate to strong red

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 madder
      See mad