colicroot

noun
col·​ic·​root | \ ˈkä-lik-ˌrüt How to pronounce colicroot (audio) , -ˌru̇t \

Definition of colicroot

: any of several plants having roots used in folk medicine to treat colic especially : either of two bitter herbs (Aletris farinosa and A. aurea) of the lily family

First Known Use of colicroot

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Colicroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colicroot. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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