Seneca snakeroot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Seneca snakeroot eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Seneca snakeroot (Bot) the rootstock of an American species of milkworth (Polygala Senega) having an aromatic but bitter taste. It is often used medicinally as an expectorant and diuretic, and, in large doses, as an emetic and cathartic.
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Usage

In literature:

Seneca snakeroot White Rocky soil; N. E., West, South.
"Harper's Young People, June 8, 1880" by Various
The flowering period of Seneca Snakeroot is from May to June.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
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