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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The fibrous aromatic root of the Virginia snakeroot (Aristolochia Serpentaria).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The officinal name of the rhizome and rootlets of Aristolochia Serpentaria, the Virginia snakeroot; serpentary-root. It has the properties of a stimulant tonic, acting also as a diaphoretic or diuretic. See snakeroot.

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