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redroot

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noun red·root \ˈred-ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t\

Definition of redroot

  1. 1 :  a perennial herb (Lachnanthes caroliniana syn. L. tinctoria) of the eastern United States whose red root is the source of a dye

  2. 2 :  new jersey tea

  3. 3 :  bloodroot

  4. 4 :  a pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) that bears greenish flowers in dense spikes with bracts almost twice as long as the sepals



1709

First Known Use of redroot

1709


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