squawroot

noun
squaw·​root | \ ˈskwȯ-ˌrüt How to pronounce squawroot (audio) , -ˌru̇t \
plural squawroots

Definition of squawroot

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

First Known Use of squawroot

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Squawroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squawroot. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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