snakeroot

noun snake·root \ ˈsnāk-ˌrüt , -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

First Known Use of snakeroot

1635

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snakeroot

noun snake·root \ -ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t \

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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