: a small genus of coarse western American perennial herbs (family Compositae) with large roots containing an aromatic balsam, velvety basal leaves, and large heads of yellow flowers see balsamroot

Word History


New Latin, from Greek balsamon balsam + New Latin -rhiza

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“Balsamorhiza.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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