birthroot

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noun birth·root \ˈbərth-ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t\

Definition of birthroot

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

1711

First Known Use of birthroot

1711


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birthroot

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noun birth·root \ˈbər-ˌthrüt, -ˌthru̇t\

Medical Definition of birthroot

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


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