Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A perennial herb (Lewisia rediviva) native to western North America and having showy pink or whitish flowers and an edible fleshy root.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lewisia rediviva, a small, low, pink flower with a yellow center

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant (Lewisia rediviva) allied to the purslane, but with fleshy, farinaceous roots, growing in the mountains of Idaho, Montana, etc. It gives the name to the Bitter Root mountains and river. The Indians call both the plant and the river Spæt'lum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The big-root, Megarrhiza Californica.
  • n. The Lewisia rediviva, a plant which gives its name to the Bitter Root mountains lying between Idaho and Montana.
  • n. Dogbane, Apocynum androsæmifolium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. showy succulent ground-hugging plant of Rocky Mountains regions having deep to pale pink flowers and fleshy farinaceous roots; the Montana state flower

Etymologies

bitter +‎ root (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • "Yakama citizens gather huckleberries and chokecherries and roots like lammush and bitterroot and pick various flowers and plants from the lands surrounding the Landfill all for use as food or medicine," the tribe wrote in its 60-page complaint.

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  • I am locking myself in my survival shelter in the middle of the bitterroot mountains with my years supply of food and 50 guns ...

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  • A lot of us in Montana are tired of Hank and his attitude, that guy down in the bitterroot should have kept swinging when he had junior on the floor.

    New McCain/RNC Ad In Montana: "Don't Be Bitter. Vote McCain"

  • Big snow event taking place across the west, especially from the wind river, the bitterroot, the bighorns down to the San Juan and Sangre de Cristos.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2009

  • We do have winter storm warnings in effect for the northern cascades in Washington state and also into the bitterroot, you guys could pick up a foot of snow as well before all is said and done.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2007

  • That said, I will make no attempt to explain why the random number that Melissa gave me, because I could not decide on which photograph to post tonight, coincided exactly with the image I had had on the screen a moment or two before, because I knew she liked bitterroot flowers, and I wanted a bright image of spring.

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  • To Mz Em: I don't know if those bitterroot flowers are as small as they look.

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  • Not that there was much to cook anymore but bitterroot.

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