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

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1748, in the meaning defined above

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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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