birthroot

noun
birth·​root | \ ˈbərth-ˌrüt How to pronounce birthroot (audio) , -ˌru̇t\

Definition of birthroot

: any of several trilliums with astringent roots used in folk medicine

First Known Use of birthroot

1711, in the meaning defined above

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birthroot

noun
birth·​root | \ ˈbər-ˌthrüt How to pronounce birthroot (audio) , -ˌthru̇t How to pronounce birthroot (audio) \

Medical Definition of birthroot

: any of several trilliums with astringent roots used in folk medicine

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