coughroot

noun

Definition of coughroot

: a wake-robin (Trillium cernuum) of north eastern North America having nodding flowers almost hidden by the leaves

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History and Etymology for coughroot

so called from its use as a remedy for coughs

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“Coughroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coughroot. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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