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

  • noun The dried roots of the Seneca snakeroot, used medicinally as an expectorant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A drug consisting of the root Polygala Senega, the Seneca snakeroot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Seneca root.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine Seneca root

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

  • noun perennial bushy herb of central and southern United States having white flowers with green centers and often purple crest; similar to Seneca snakeroot
  • noun dried root of two plants of the genus Polygala containing an irritating saponin

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of Seneca (from its use by this people).]

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