colic root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n colic root any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
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Usage

In literature:

To cure colic, the dried root of the "rat root" is chewed, and the juice swallowed.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
I's boil red oak bark and make tea for fever and make cactus weed root tea for fever and chills and colic.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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