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pleurisy root

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pleurisy root

n
1. (Plants) the root of the butterfly weed, formerly used as a cure for pleurisy
2. (Plants) another name for butterfly weed
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Noun1.pleurisy root - erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowerspleurisy root - erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers
milkweed, silkweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
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