Virginia snakeroot

noun

Definition of Virginia snakeroot

  1. :  a birthwort (Aristolochia serpentaria) of the eastern U.S. with oblong leaves usually cordate at the base and pointed at the tip and a solitary basal brownish-purple flower

1694

First Known Use of virginia snakeroot

1694


Medical Dictionary

Virginia snakeroot

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noun Vir·gin·ia snakeroot \vər-ˌjin-yə-, -ˌjin-ē-ə-\

Medical Definition of Virginia snakeroot

  1. :  a plant of the genus Aristolochia (A. serpentaria) of the eastern United States with oblong leaves cordate at the base and a solitary basal brownish purple flower—see serpentaria


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