white snakeroot

American herb having flat-topped clusters of small white flower heads; reputedly a cause of trembles and milk sickness; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Ageratina, ↑genus Ageratina

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  • white snakeroot — n a poisonous No. American herb of the genus Eupatorium (E. rugosum) that is a cause of trembles and milk sickness …   Medical dictionary

  • White Snakeroot — Taxobox | image width = 310px image caption = White Snakeroot ( Eupatorium rugosum ). name = White Snakeroot regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Eupatorieae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • white snakeroot — a North American boneset, Eupatorium rugosum, that has heads of white flowers and causes trembles and milk sickness. Also called Indian sanicle. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant also called  White Sanicle        (Eupatorium rugosum), poisonous… …   Universalium

  • Snakeroot — Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snakeroot — ☆ snakeroot [snākro͞ot΄, snākroot΄ ] n. 1. any of a number of plants reputed to be remedies for snakebites, as the black snakeroot (genus Sanicula) of the umbel family or the white snakeroot ( Eupatorium rugosum) of the composite family 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • white sanicle — noun American herb having flat topped clusters of small white flower heads; reputedly a cause of trembles and milk sickness; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium • Syn: ↑white snakeroot, ↑Ageratina altissima, ↑Eupatorium rugosum • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snakeroot — The related genus Eupatorium also contains plants called snakeroot . Virginia Snakeroot ( Aristolochia serpentaria ) and Canadian Snakeroot ( Asarum canadense ) are unrelated plants.Taxobox name = Snakeroot image width = 200px image caption =… …   Wikipedia

  • snakeroot — /snayk rooht , root /, n. 1. any of various plants whose roots have been regarded as a remedy for snakebites, as the herb Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot), having a medicinal rhizome and rootlets, and the white flowered Polygala… …   Universalium

  • white lettuce — Rattlesnake Rat tle*snake (r[a^]t t l*sn[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera {Crotalus} and {Caudisona}, or {Sistrurus}; sometimes also called {rattler}. They have a series of horny …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seneca snakeroot — noun eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots • Syn: ↑Seneka snakeroot, ↑senga root, ↑senega root, ↑senega snakeroot, ↑Polygala senega • Hypernyms: ↑milkwort …   Useful english dictionary

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