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 (bĭt′ər-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
A perennial herb (Lewisia rediviva) native to western North America, having showy pink or whitish flowers and a bitter but edible fleshy root.
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(Plants) a pink flower with an edible root found growing in America
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(ˈbɪt ərˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

a plant, Lewisia rediviva, of the purslane family, having pink flowers and fleshy roots.
[1825–35, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bitterroot - showy succulent ground-hugging plant of Rocky Mountains regions having deep to pale pink flowers and fleshy farinaceous rootsbitterroot - showy succulent ground-hugging plant of Rocky Mountains regions having deep to pale pink flowers and fleshy farinaceous roots; the Montana state flower
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Lewisia, Lewisia - genus of western North American low-growing herbs having linear woolly leaves and large pink flowers
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