squawroot

noun squaw·root \ ˈskwȯ-ˌrüt , -ˌru̇t \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of squawroot

plural squawroots
1 : a North American scaly herb (Conopholis americana) of the broomrape family parasitic especially on oak roots

First Known Use of squawroot

circa 1848

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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