Virginia snakeroot


Definition of Virginia snakeroot 

: a birthwort (Aristolochia serpentaria) of the eastern U.S. with oblong leaves usually cordate at the base and pointed at the tip and a solitary basal brownish-purple flower

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1694, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Virginia snakeroot was in 1694

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Virginia snakeroot

Vir·​gin·​ia snakeroot | \vər-ˌjin-yə-, -ˌjin-ē-ə- \

Medical Definition of Virginia snakeroot 

: a plant of the genus Aristolochia (A. serpentaria) of the eastern United States with oblong leaves cordate at the base and a solitary basal brownish purple flower — see serpentaria

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