birthroot(redirected from bethroot)
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(Plants) any of several North American plants of the genus Trillium, esp T. erectum, whose tuber-like roots were formerly used by the Native Americans as an aid in childbirth: family Trilliaceae
1. a trillium, Trillium erectum, the roots of which were formerly used in medicine as an astringent.
2. any of certain other trilliums.
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|Noun||1.||birthroot - trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth|