Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various North American perennials of the genus Heuchera having palmately lobed basal leaves and leafless stalks bearing numerous small greenish, white, or reddish flowers.

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  • noun Any of several perennial herbs, of the genus Heuchera, native to North America

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  • noun any of several herbs of the genus Heuchera

Etymologies

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

[From the use of its root as an astringent.]

Examples

  • It had been a small alumroot, not enough really to hurt the huge snake; and anyway, alum was not generally fatal.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • The alumroot was ripped out of the ground and crunched to pieces, its juices squirting.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

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