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1. snakeroot

noun. any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads.

Synonyms

  • Liatris
  • blazing star
  • Liatris pycnostachya
  • gay-feather
  • wildflower
  • dotted gayfeather
  • wild flower
  • Liatris punctata
  • button snakeroot
  • genus Liatris
  • gayfeather

Etymology

  • root (English)
  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • snake (English)
  • snake (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. snakeroot

noun. a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers.

Synonyms

  • herbaceous plant
  • herb
  • genus Sanicula
  • European sanicle
  • purple sanicle
  • Sanicula bipinnatifida
  • Sanicula Europaea
  • Sanicula
  • footsteps-of-spring
  • sanicle

Etymology

  • root (English)
  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • snake (English)
  • snake (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word snakeroot


1. Noun, singular or mass
Plant white snakeroot in a sunny spot, but make sure that it doesn't get too much sun.

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