snake·​root | \ ˈsnāk-ˌrüt How to pronounce snakeroot (audio) , -ˌru̇t \

Definition of snakeroot

: any of various plants (such as seneca snakeroot and Virginia snakeroot) most of which have roots sometimes believed to cure snakebites also : the root of such a plant

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Recent Examples on the Web According to The Drinks Business, the two-year bourbon is also flavored with raspberry, Canadian snakeroot, fir needles, birch bark and maple syrup. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of snakeroot

1635, in the meaning defined above

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snake·​root | \ -ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t How to pronounce snakeroot (audio) \

Medical Definition of snakeroot

: any of numerous plants most of which have roots sometimes believed to cure snakebites also : the root of such a plant — see seneca snakeroot


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