papoose root


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Noun1.papoose root - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinallypapoose root - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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The Indian names for Blue Cohosh are Papoose Root or Squaw Root, which gives an indication of how it was used.