tetterwort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tetterwort perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tetterwort (Bot) A plant used as a remedy for tetter, -- in England the calendine, in America the bloodroot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tetterwort The larger celandine, Chelidonium majus, so named from its use in cutaneous diseases; also, in America, sometimes the bloodroot, Sanguinaria Canadensis.
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