from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The root of a handsome erect herb (Leptandra Virginica syn. Veronica Virginica) common in most moist woods of North America , used as an active cathartic and emetic; also, the plant itself.
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- n. a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America
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