Sampson snakeroot

noun
variants: or Sampson's snakeroot or less commonly Samson snakeroot

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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History and Etymology for Sampson snakeroot

from the name Sampson or Samson

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“Sampson snakeroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sampson%20snakeroot. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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