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squaw·root

 (skwô′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
n.
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.

squawroot

(ˈskwɔːˌruːt)
n
a North American parasitic herb, Conopholis Americana, that has a root formerly used for medicinal purposes

squaw•root

(ˈskwɔˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

n.
a fleshy, leafless plant, Conopholis americana, of the broomrape family, native to E North America, parasitic on oak and hemlock roots.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.squawroot - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinallysquawroot - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems