squawroot(redirected from squawroots)
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Any of several North American plants, especially:
a. A parasitic plant (Conopholis americana) having a scaly brownish stem and a conelike inflorescence of tubular yellowish flowers.
b. A trillium (Trillium erectum) having strong-smelling purple to yellow flowers.
a North American parasitic herb, Conopholis Americana, that has a root formerly used for medicinal purposes
a fleshy, leafless plant, Conopholis americana, of the broomrape family, native to E North America, parasitic on oak and hemlock roots.
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|Noun||1.||squawroot - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally|
blue cohosh, blueberry root, Caulophyllum thalictrioides, Caulophyllum thalictroides, papoose root, papooseroot, squaw root