red·​root ˈred-ˌrüt How to pronounce redroot (audio)
: a perennial herb (Lachnanthes caroliniana synonym L. tinctoria) of the eastern U.S. whose red root is the source of a dye
: a pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) that bears greenish flowers in dense spikes with bracts almost twice as long as the sepals

Examples of redroot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Farm life often requires rising with the sun, but chores, whether pulling redroot weeds or tending sheep, usually conclude by lunch. Michael Snyder, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of redroot was in 1709

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“Redroot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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