alpine bistort


Definition of alpine bistort

: a slender perennial herb (Bistorta vivipara) with oblong leaves and reddish white flowers found in northern regions

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First Known Use of alpine bistort

1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Alpine bistort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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