Definitions

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

  • noun Any of several North American plants, especially.
  • noun A parasitic plant (Conopholis americana) having a scaly brownish stem and a conelike inflorescence of tubular yellowish flowers.
  • noun A trillium (Trillium erectum) having strong-smelling purple to yellow flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A leafless fleshy plant, Conopholis Americana, of the Orobanchaceæ, found in the eastern United States.
  • noun Rarely, the blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A scaly parasitic plant (Conopholis Americana) found in oak woods in the United States; -- called also cancer root.

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

  • noun Either of two, unrelated plants from eastern North America:

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

  • noun tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
  • noun tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally

Etymologies

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squaw +‎ root

Examples

  • Isabelle liked the names of the plants—bugwort, richweed, squawroot, dog rose—but quickly scrambled the various uses and doses and preparations.

    Falling In

  • Isabelle liked the names of the plants—bugwort, richweed, squawroot, dog rose—but quickly scrambled the various uses and doses and preparations.

    Falling In

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