Culver's root

noun
a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus

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\\ˈkəlvə(r)z-\ noun or culver's physic also culvers
Usage: usually capitalized C
Etymology: after a Dr. Culver fl before 1716 American physician who used it for medicinal purposes
1. : a tall perennial herb (Veronicastrum virginicum) common in eastern No. America
2. : the rhizome and roots of Culver's root used as a cathartic

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1. the root of a tall plant, Veronicastrum virginicum, of the figwort family, having spikelike clusters of small, white, tubular flowers, used in medicine as a cathartic and emetic.
2. the plant.
[1710-20, Amer.; named after Dr. Culver, 17th-18th-century American physician]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Culver's root — n 1) a tall perennial herb (Veronicastrum virginicum) common in eastern No. America 2) the rhizome and roots of Culver s root used as a cathartic called also leptandra …   Medical dictionary

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