unicorn root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unicorn root any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unicorn root (Bot) a name of two North American plants, the yellow-flowered colicroot (Aletris farinosa) and the blazing star (Chamælirium luteum). Both are used in medicine.
    • ***