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Related to redroot: Redroot pigweed
1. An eastern North American bog plant (Lachnanthes caroliana) having red roots and woolly yellow flowers.
2. A coarse cosmopolitan weed (Amaranthus retroflexus) having hairy leaves and stout terminal panicles with dense lateral spikes of green flowers.
3. See New Jersey tea.
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1. (Plants) a bog plant, Lachnanthes tinctoria, of E North America, having woolly yellow flowers and roots that yield a red dye: family Haemodoraceae
2. (Plants) another name for pigweed1
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an E North American swamp plant, Lachnanthes tintoria, of the bloodwort family, having sword-shaped leaves, woolly yellowish flowers, and a red root.
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|Noun||1.||redroot - perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant|
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