crawley root

noun

craw·​ley root
ˈkrȯlē-
: a coralroot (Corallorrhiza odontorhiza) of dry woodlands in eastern and central North America that produces a scape of small white to purple crimson-spotted flowers and has an irregular perennial rootstock which is sometimes collected for use as a diaphoretic

Word History

Etymology

by folk etymology

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“Crawley root.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crawley%20root. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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