Alum root

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Alum root (Bot) A North American herb (Heuchera Americana) of the Saxifrage family, whose root has astringent properties.
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Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Norton: I would suggest that hardy alum-root, or heuchera.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Willow ashes is good for a corn, poke root for rheumatism, and a syrup made of mullein, honey, and alum for colds.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
You makes lin'ment by bilin' mullein flowers and poke roots and alum and salt.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Upon almost any drive or walk along a shaded road, we may find the alum-root hanging over a mossy bank.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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In news:

A pair of Second City alums perform this improv showcase inspired by American roots culture.
Stage 773, Chicago: A pair of Second City alums perform this improv showcase inspired by American roots culture.
Nappy Roots cameos for Merc Squad alum.
Unless you are from the state of Connecticut, or are a UCONN alum, it is very hard to root against the Butler Bulldogs in tonight's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game.
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