pink·​root | \ ˈpiŋk-ˌrüt How to pronounce pinkroot (audio) , -ˌru̇t\

Definition of pinkroot

: any of several American plants (genus Spigelia) related to the nux vomica and used as anthelmintics especially : a U.S. woodland herb (S. marilandica) sometimes cultivated for its showy red and yellow flowers

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My favorite single Alabama plant may actually be Spigelia alabamensis, the gentian pinkroot. Greg Garrison,, "Retired Catholic bishop battles cancer," 10 June 2017

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1763, in the meaning defined above

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pink·​root | \ ˈpiŋ-ˌkrüt, -ˌkru̇t How to pronounce pinkroot (audio) \

Medical Definition of pinkroot

: any of several plants of the genus Spigelia related to the nux vomica and used as anthelmintics

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