squirrel corn

noun

Definition of squirrel corn

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

First Known Use of squirrel corn

1843


Medical Dictionary

squirrel corn

noun squir·rel corn \ ˈskwər(-ə)l-, chiefly British ˈskwir-əl- \

medical Definition of squirrel corn

: a poisonous North American herb (Dicentra canadensis of the family Fumariaceae) from which bulbocapnine is obtained

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