bitterroot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bitterroot showy succulent ground-hugging plant of Rocky Mountains regions having deep to pale pink flowers and fleshy farinaceous roots; the Montana state flower
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bitterroot (Bot) A plant (Lewisia rediviva) allied to the purslane, but with fleshy, farinaceous roots, growing in the mountains of Idaho, Montana, etc. It gives the name to the Bitter Root mountains and river. The Indians call both the plant and the river Spæt'lum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bitterroot The big-root, Megarrhiza Californica.
    • n bitterroot The Lewisia rediviva, a plant which gives its name to the Bitter Root mountains lying between Idaho and Montana.
    • n bitterroot Dogbane, Apocynum androsæmifolium.
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Usage

In literature:

This took place in the Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho, in 1902.
"Wild Animals at Home" by Ernest Thompson Seton
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In news:

Ballet Bitterroot's Dreams of Nutcracker Adds Performance.
The Bitterroot National Forest fire restrictions are lifted just in time for general big game season,midnight Friday night/Saturday morning.
Even though you can't get to the picking areas, you can get your mushroom picking permit right now at the Bitterroot National Forest offices.
(KLYQ Photo)East of Hamilton, in the Bitterroot National Forest , is the Gird Point Lookout.
My fiancé and I celebrated his birthday in the Bitterroot this year.
Ballet Bitterroot's Dreams of Nutcracker Adds Performance.
Painted Rocks Reservoir in the south end of the Bitterroot Valley.
Many other such campsites in the state have hosts, but not at Painted Rocks, south of Darby MT, up the West Fork of the Bitterroot River.
Here in the Bitterroot Valley, we had considerable cloudiness.
Bitterroot National Forest Public Affairs Officer Tod McKay said the tables, weighing about 500 pounds each, were overturned Saturday night or Sunday morning.
From the Bitterroot, Oregon, & Spokane they're off to Seattle.
Odds are he will be enjoying his new 42 inch TV from Riverside Pawn and Lounging in his new recliner from Bitterroot Furniture.
The Bitterroot Public Library is active this summer.
The summer reading program at the Bitterroot Public Library is covering the bases this year.
A couple of Bitterroot Valley turkeys - strutting their stuff.
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