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Any of several western North American perennial herbs of the genus Balsamorhiza in the composite family, having radiate heads of yellow flowers. The large roots of some species were used as food by certain Native American peoples.
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|Noun||1.||balsamroot - a plant of the genus Balsamorhiza having downy leaves in a basal rosette and yellow flowers and long balsam-scented taproots|
Balsamorhiza, genus Balsamorhiza - genus of coarse western American herbs with large roots containing an aromatic balsam