birthroot

noun

birth·​root ˈbərth-ˌrüt How to pronounce birthroot (audio)
-ˌru̇t
: any of several trilliums with astringent roots used in folk medicine

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of birthroot was in 1820

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“Birthroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birthroot. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

birthroot

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

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