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Any of various North American perennials of the genus Heuchera having palmately lobed basal leaves and leafless stalks bearing numerous small greenish, white, or reddish flowers.
[From the use of its root as an astringent.]
1. (Plants) any of several North American plants of the saxifragaceous genus Heuchera, having small white, reddish, or green bell-shaped flowers and astringent roots
2. (Plants) the root of such a plant
al•um•root(ˈæl əmˌrut, -ˌrʊt)
any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, esp. H.americana, having mottled foliage, greenish-white flowers, and an astringent root.
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|Noun||1.||alumroot - any of several herbs of the genus Heuchera|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Heuchera, Heuchera - genus of North American herbs with basal cordate or orbicular leaves and small panicled flowers
Heuchera americana, rock geranium - plant with basal leaves mottled with white and flowers in lax panicles on erect stems
Heuchera cylindrica, poker alumroot, poker heuchera - plant with leathery heart-shaped leaf blades clustered at base of long stalks with greenish-white flowers clustered along the upper part; western North America