cankerroot

\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: so called from the use of the roots in folk medicine as a cure for canker
: any of several plants with astringent roots: as
b. : goldthread 1

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cankerroot — can·ker·root (kăngʹkər ro͞ot , ro͝ot ) n. The goldthread. * * * …   Universalium

  • white cankerroot — noun or white cankerweed : a rattlesnake root (Prenanthes alba) …   Useful english dictionary

  • white cankerweed — noun see white cankerroot …   Useful english dictionary

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