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A farinaceous plant growing wild in the spring of the dales of the Lake District, and in alpine areas of Europe. The leaves were believed to prevent miscarriages. They are the essential ingredient of Easter Ledger pudding, which goes with lamb, bacon and veal, just as Yorkshire pudding goes with beef; and may also be treated like spinach. It is also known as Bistort. See 'Easter Ledger pudding'