colic root


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Noun1.colic root - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure coliccolic root - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
Aletris, genus Aletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
ague grass, ague root, Aletris farinosa - colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States
Aletris aurea, yellow colicroot - colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States
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Dioscorea villosa is also known as Wild Yam, Colic Root, Devil's Bones, China Root, Yuma, Hairy Yam and Rheumatism Root, and many of the 150 or so varieties found throughout the world are edible, like the potato.