Zanthorhiza

noun
Zan·tho·rhi·za | \ ˌzan(t)thəˈrīzə \

Definition of Zanthorhiza 

: a small genus of North American low shrubby plants (family Berberidaceae) with purplish brown flowers and very bitter yellow roots

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History and Etymology for Zanthorhiza

New Latin, irregular from xanth- + -rhiza

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