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- n. Xanthorhiza simplicissima, syn. X. apiifolia, a North American subshrub whose roots were formerly used to produce a yellow dye.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See xanthorhiza.
- n. Same as orangeroot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as shrub-yellowroot.
- n. An American herb, Hydrastis Canadensis, named also orange-root, yellow puccoon, Indian paint, turmeric-root, and especially (in medicine) goldenseal.
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
And we got yellowroot and pounded the root and put it on these things.
The following Sunday being decidedly cooler, Lovey Mary was started off to Miss Viny's in quest of yellowroot.
"Miss Hazy sent me after some yellowroot," said Lovey Mary, listlessly.
So engrossed were the two in selecting and arranging the flowers that neither thought of the yellowroot or its substitute.
In spite, however, of the kind treatment and the regular administration of Miss Viny's herbs and Mrs. Wiggs's yellowroot, Kate grew weaker day by day.