squaw·​root ˈskwȯ-ˌrüt How to pronounce squawroot (audio)
plural squawroots
: a North American scaly herb (Conopholis americana) of the broomrape family parasitic especially on oak roots

Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of squawroot was in 1740

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“Squawroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squawroot. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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