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

  • n. A woodland plant (Hydrastis canadensis) of eastern North America, having small greenish-white flowers and a yellow root used in herbal medicine. Also called orangeroot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Hydrastis canadensis, a perennial herb of the buttercup family, native to southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States, with a thick, yellow knotted rootstock and diverse medicinal properties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a perennial ranunculaceous herb (Hydrastis Canadensis), with a thick knotted rootstock and large rounded leaves.
  • n. A perennial herb of Northeastern U. S. (Hydrastis Canadensis) having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The yellowroot or yellow puccoon, Hydrastis Canadensis, a ranunculaceous plant of the United States.
  • n. The false or wild spikenard, Vagnera racemosa.

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

  • n. perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves
  • n. perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves

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