Sampson snakeroot


variants or Sampson's snakeroot or less commonly Samson snakeroot
: an aromatic herb (Psoralea psoralioides) of the southeastern U.S. with a root having tonic properties

called also babroot, Congo root

: any of several American gentians of the genus Dasystephana

Word History


from the name Sampson or Samson

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“Sampson snakeroot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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