snake|root

snake|root «SNAYK ROOT, -RUT», noun.
1. any one of various plants whose roots have been regarded as a remedy for snakebites, such as the Virginia snakeroot, the Seneca snakeroot, the white snakeroot, the buttonsnakeroot, or a kind of bugbane: »

Rauwolfia, also known as the snakeroot plant, is the source of reserpine, [a] relaxing drug (Science News Letter).

2. the root of such plants.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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