button snakeroot

noun

Definition of button snakeroot

2 : a perennial herb (Eryngium yuccifolium) of the carrot family native to the eastern half of the U.S. that has a basal rosette of bluish-green, fibrous, parallel-veined, swordlike leaves that may reach a length of 30 inches (76 centimeters) and small greenish-white flowers clustered in dense flower heads resembling thistle : rattlesnake master

First Known Use of button snakeroot

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Button snakeroot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/button%20snakeroot. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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