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Any of various plants, such as bistort, reputed to cure snakebite.


(Plants) another name for bistort2


(ˈbɪs tɔrt)

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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Noun1.snakeweed - low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower headssnakeweed - 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
matchbush, matchweed - any of several plants of the genus Gutierrezia having tiny flower heads that resemble the heads of matches
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Also, prescribed burning reduced broom snakeweed infestations for a short time and suppressed prickly pear cactus for one or two seasons.
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Despite - or more likely, because of - the application of the very latest in American medical science, including doses of opium and Virginia snakeweed, and even, according to some accounts, actual snake-bites, Harrison was dead exactly a month after being sworn in.
As in other places, many garden species have escaped to become weeds including African tulip, Candle bush, Neem, Poinciana, Rubbervine, Snakeweed, Couch grass, Lead tree, Pepper tree and Umbrella sedge.
I reach the crest and peek over in slow increments, taking tentative steps, hunched over, standing slowly to see beyond the low-cropped grass and snakeweed.
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