redroot

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noun red·root \ ˈred-ˌrüt , -ˌru̇t \

Definition of redroot

1 :a perennial herb (Lachnanthes caroliniana synonym L. tinctoria) of the eastern U.S. whose red root is the source of a dye
4 :a pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) that bears greenish flowers in dense spikes with bracts almost twice as long as the sepals

First Known Use of redroot

1709


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