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snake·root

 (snāk′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
n.
Any of various plants, such as black cohosh, rattlesnake master, sanicle, or wild ginger, having roots reputed to cure snakebite.

snakeroot

(ˈsneɪkˌruːt)
n
1. (Plants) any of various North American plants, such as Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot) and Eupatorium urticaefolium (white snakeroot), the roots or rhizomes of which have been used as a remedy for snakebite
2. (Plants) the rhizome or root of any such plant
3. (Plants) another name for bistort1, bistort2
Also called: snakeweed

snake•root

(ˈsneɪkˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

n.
1. any of various plants whose roots have been regarded as a remedy for snakebites.
2. the root or rhizome of such a plant.
[1625–35]
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Noun1.snakeroot - a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruitsnakeroot - a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers
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 Sanicula, Sanicula - chiefly American herbs: sanicle
footsteps-of-spring, Sanicula arctopoides - sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow flowers
purple sanicle, Sanicula bipinnatifida - sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow or red or purple flowers
European sanicle, Sanicula Europaea - sanicle of Europe and Asia having white to pale pink flowers
2.snakeroot - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower headssnakeroot - any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Liatris, Liatris - genus of perennial North American herbs with aromatic usually cormous roots
dotted gayfeather, Liatris punctata - herb with many stems bearing narrow slender wands of crowded rose-lavender flowers; central United States and Canada to Texas and northern Mexico
dense blazing star, Liatris pycnostachya - perennial of southeastern and central United States having very dense spikes of purple flowers; often cultivated for cut flowers
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Flora ADAM'S APPLE/CAP/FLANNEL/NEEDLE-AND-THREAD/PITCHER, DARWIN'S TULIP, DAVID'S-HARP, EVE'S-DARNING-NEEDLE, GOLDIE'S FERN, GRANDFATHER'S BEARD, HERCULES' CLUB (pepperwood tree), JACOB'S-STAFF, JOHN'S-WORT, JUPITER'S-BEARD, KING'S-FERN/-FRUIT/SPEAR, MERLIN'S-GRASS, PATTON'S HEMLOCK, QUEEN ANNE'S LACE, QUEEN'S CRAPE MYRTLE/-DELIGHT/-FLOWER/-ROOT/FETTLE/WREATH, SAMPSON'S SNAKEROOT, SOLOMON'S LILY/PLUME, VENUS' HAIR/LOOKING-GLASS
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It was discovered later that what may have prevented the said reptile from entering the caravan itself were two potted plants - the rauvolfia serpentina, or, to give it its more common name, the Indian snakeroot, or sarpagandha , parts of which have been known to deter snakes and parts of which have, historically, as far back as the days of B.
vomitoria has common names such as African serpent wood, and African snakeroot or swizzle stick.
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The main reason cited by the poor reputation of the narration and acting weak companion's snakeroot is not proof of how fame we can other proof of a weak version of the (Georgian, 1366, 64).
The story begins in Paris, where Buttons, a Canadian, meets an acquaintance, a young American student called Dick Whiffletree, and tells him that he has recently made close friends with Dr Snakeroot from Philadelphia and Senator Jones from Massachusetts, saying:
They're also eliminating pink lady's slipper, wintergreen and even endangered plant species, like lion's foot and snakeroot.
With funding provided by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), a team of ecologists from the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University is working to disentangle the effects of various threats, or stressors, that contribute to the rarity of four state-listed or vulnerable plant species in New York--beaked agrimony (Agrimonia rostellata), Virginia snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentaria), reflexed sedge (Carex retroflexa) and red trillium (Trillium erectum).
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