senega

noun

sen·​e·​ga ˈse-ni-gə How to pronounce senega (audio)
: the dried root of seneca snakeroot that contains an irritating saponin and is used as an expectorant

Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of senega was in 1748

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“Senega.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senega. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

senega

noun
sen·​e·​ga ˈsen-i-gə How to pronounce senega (audio)
: the dried root of seneca snakeroot that contains an irritating saponin and was formerly used as an expectorant
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