Aletris

noun
Al·e·tris | \ˈal-ə-trəs \

Medical Definition of Aletris 

: a small genus of bitter-rooted herbs (family Liliaceae) found in eastern North America and Asia and including one (A. farinosa) used especially formerly to treat a variety of ailments

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