Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as shrub-yellowroot.
- n. An American herb, Hydrastis Canadensis, named also orange-root, yellow puccoon, Indian paint, turmeric-root, and especially (in medicine) goldenseal. Its rootstock contains hydrastine and berberine, and is an officinal remedy of an unquestioned tonic property and with various powers less settled, applied in dyspepsia, in jaundice and other disorders of the liver, as a laxative, alterative, etc. See
- n. Xanthorhiza simplicissima, syn. X. apiifolia, a North American subshrub whose roots were formerly used to produce a yellow dye.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves
- yellow + root (Wiktionary)
“And we got yellowroot and pounded the root and put it on these things.”
“The following Sunday being decidedly cooler, Lovey Mary was started off to Miss Viny's in quest of yellowroot.”
“Miss Hazy sent me after some yellowroot," said Lovey Mary, listlessly.”
“So engrossed were the two in selecting and arranging the flowers that neither thought of the yellowroot or its substitute.”
“In spite, however, of the kind treatment and the regular administration of Miss Viny's herbs and Mrs. Wiggs's yellowroot, Kate grew weaker day by day.”
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