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

  • n. A disease of onions and related bulbous plants caused by a fungus (Pyrenochaeta terrestris) and resulting in stunted growth and shriveled pink roots.


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  • He had a stomach of snake-white muscle and, in the middle of it, a pink root of glossy scar tissue that spread up from his belt.

    Stallion Gate

  • Numbweed, for one, feather herb and tuft grass for fever, red wort for infection, pink root for bellyache, oh all manner of things. "

    Dragon Drums


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