crawley root

noun craw·ley root \ˈkrȯlē-\

Definition of crawley root

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of crawley root

by folk etymology

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