from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Prenanthes, having bitter-tasting tuberous roots and white to purple ligulate flower heads.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a name given to certain American species of the composite genus Prenanthes (Prenanthes alba and Prenanthes serpentaria), formerly asserted to cure the bite of the rattlesnake. Called also lion's foot, gall of the earth, and white lettuce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. herb of central and southern Europe having purple florets
- n. a plant of the genus Nabalus
From the belief that the root cured a rattlesnake's bite.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)