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seneca snakeroot

noun

Definition of seneca snakeroot

  1. :  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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1789

First Known Use of seneca snakeroot

1789


Medical Dictionary

seneca snakeroot

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noun sen·e·ca snakeroot \ˈsen-i-kə-\

Medical Definition of seneca snakeroot

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



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