American columbo


Definition of American columbo

1 : a perennial herb (Frasera caroliniensis)

called also American gentian, columbo

— see deer's-ear
2 : the dried root of the American columbo formerly used as a bitter tonic

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First Known Use of American columbo

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“American columbo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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