Sampson's snakerootless commonly
Definition of Sampson snakeroot
1 : an aromatic herb (Psoralea psoralioides) of the southeastern U.S. with a root having tonic properties —called also babroot, Congo root
2 : any of several American gentians of the genus Dasystephana
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Origin and Etymology of sampson snakeroot
from the name Sampson or Samson
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