alumroot

noun

al·​um·​root ˈa-ləm-ˌrüt How to pronounce alumroot (audio)
-ˌru̇t
: any of a genus (Heuchera) of North American herbs of the saxifrage family having basal rounded or lobed toothed leaves
especially : one (H. americana) of eastern North America

Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alumroot was in 1798

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“Alumroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alumroot. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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