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Any of various plants, such as bistort, reputed to cure snakebite.
(Plants) another name for bistort2
1. Also called snakeweed. a European plant, Polygonum bistorta, of the buckwheat family, having a twisted root, which is sometimes used as an astringent.
2. any of several related plants, as P. viviparum.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin bistorta twice twisted. See bis, tort]
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|Noun||1.||snakeweed - low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads|
genus Gutierrezia, Gutierrezia - sticky perennial herbs and subshrubs of western North America and warm South America