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colic +‎ root


colicroot (plural colicroots)

  1. A bitter American herb of the bloodwort family (Haemodoraceae), with small yellow or white flowers in a long spike.
  2. Any of several other plants with bitter roots.
    1. Aletris spp.
    2. Apocynum androsaemifolium
    3. Asarum canadense
    4. Asclepias tuberosa
    5. Dioscorea villosa
    6. Liatris squarrosa

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.