colic root(redirected from American wild yam)
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|Noun||1.||colic 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