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Virginia snakeroot

noun

Definition of VIRGINIA SNAKEROOT

:  a birthwort (Aristolochia serpentaria) of the eastern United States with oblong leaves usually cordate at the base and pointed at the tip and a solitary basal brownish-purple flower
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First Known Use of VIRGINIA SNAKEROOT

1694
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Virginia snakeroot

noun Vir·gin·ia snakeroot \vər-ˌjin-yə-, -ˌjin-ē-ə-\

Medical Definition of VIRGINIA SNAKEROOT

:  a plant of the genus Aristolochia (A. serpentaria) of the eastern United States with oblong leaves cordate at the base and a solitary basal brownish purple flower—see serpentaria

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