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1. A perennial herb (Veronicastrum virginicum) native to eastern North America, having whorled leaves and small white or pinkish flowers in slender spikes.
2. The rootstock of this plant, formerly used in medicine as a cathartic and an emetic.
[After Culver, 18th-century American physician.]
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Culver's root(ˈkʌlvəz) or
1. (Plants) a tall North American scrophulariaceous plant, Veronicastrum virginicum, having spikes of small white or purple flowers
2. (Pharmacology) the dried roots of this plant, formerly used as a cathartic and emetic
[C19: named after a Dr Culver, 18th-century American physician]
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|Noun||1.||Culver's root - a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America|
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
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