squirrel corn

noun

: a North American herb (Dicentra canadensis) of the fumitory family with much-divided leaves and a scapose raceme of cream-colored flowers

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squirrel corn was in 1843

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“Squirrel corn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirrel%20corn. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

squirrel corn

noun
squir·​rel corn
ˈskwər(-ə)l-, chiefly British ˈskwir-əl-
: a poisonous North American herb (Dicentra canadensis of the family Fumariaceae) from which bulbocapnine is obtained

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