seneca snakeroot


seneca snakeroot

noun

Definition of SENECA SNAKEROOT

:  a milkwort (Polygala senega) of eastern North America having racemes of small white flowers —called also rattlesnake root, senega root — compare senega

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First Known Use of SENECA SNAKEROOT

1789

sen·e·ca snakeroot

noun \ˈsen-i-kə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SENECA SNAKEROOT

: a North American plant of the genus Polygala (P. senega) whose dried root was formerly used as an expectorant

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