rattlesnake root


Definition of rattlesnake root

: any of various plants formerly believed to be distasteful to rattlesnakes or effective against their venom: such as
a : any of a genus (Prenanthes, especially P. altissima) of composite plants with small heads of drooping ligulate flowers

First Known Use of rattlesnake root

1682, in the meaning defined above

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“Rattlesnake root.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattlesnake%20root. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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