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Definition of 'snakeroot'


  1. a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers
       Synonyms: sanicle
  2. any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
       Synonyms: blazing star button snakeroot gayfeather gay-feather

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