colicroot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n colicroot any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Colicroot A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long spike (Aletris farinosa and Aletris aurea). Called sometimes star grass blackroot blazing star, and unicorn root.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colicroot A name in the United States of several plants having reputed medicinal virtues, as Aletris farinosa, Dioscorea villosa, and Liatris squarrosa.
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