bistort

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noun bis·tort \ ˈbis-ˌtȯrt , bis-ˈ \

Definition of bistort

:any of several polygonums; especially :a Eurasian perennial herb (Polygonum bistorta) with twisted roots used as astringents

Origin and Etymology of bistort

Middle French bistorte, from Medieval Latin *bistorta, from Latin bis + torta, feminine of tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist — more at 1torture


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