senega

noun
sen·​e·​ga | \ ˈse-ni-gə How to pronounce senega (audio) \

Definition of senega

: the dried root of seneca snakeroot that contains an irritating saponin and is used as an expectorant

First Known Use of senega

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Senega.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senega. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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senega

noun
sen·​e·​ga | \ ˈsen-i-gə How to pronounce senega (audio) \

Medical Definition of senega

: the dried root of seneca snakeroot that contains an irritating saponin and was formerly used as an expectorant

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