American chinaroot

noun

Definition of American chinaroot

: a greenbrier (Smilax pseudo-china) with large tuberous roots

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First Known Use of American chinaroot

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“American chinaroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20chinaroot. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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