Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Collinsonia canadensis, a perennial medicinal herb in the mint family, with a very hard root.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A North American plant (Collinsonia Canadensis) having a very hard root; horse balm. See Horse balm, under horse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See horse-balm and heal-all.

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

  • n. erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States
  • n. erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States
  • n. erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States

Etymologies

stone +‎ root (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Having dispensed ointment of yawroot and blue flag and reset and bound the thumb, I settled down to the task of pounding some very aptly named stoneroot in one of the late Beaton's smaller mortars.

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