colicroot

noun

col·​ic·​root ˈkä-lik-ˌrüt How to pronounce colicroot (audio)
-ˌru̇t
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colicroot was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Colicroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colicroot. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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