American columbo

noun

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

First Known Use of American columbo

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“American columbo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20columbo. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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