seneca snakeroot

noun

Definition of seneca snakeroot

: a milkwort (Polygala senega) of eastern North America having racemes of small white flowers called also rattlesnake root, senega root; compare senega

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First Known Use of seneca snakeroot

1739


Medical Dictionary

seneca snakeroot

noun sen·e·ca snakeroot \ ˈsen-i-kə- \

medical Definition of seneca snakeroot

: a North American plant of the genus Polygala (P. senega) whose dried root was formerly used as an expectorant

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