Bitterroot Bit"ter*root`, n. (Bot.) A plant ({Lewisia rediviva}) allied to the purslane, but with fleshy, farinaceous roots, growing in the mountains of Idaho, Montana, etc. It gives the name to the Bitter Root mountains and river. The Indians call both the plant and the river Sp[ae]t'lum. [1913 Webster]

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  • bitterroot — [bit′ərro͞ot΄] n. a W North American plant (Lewisia rediviva) of the purslane family, having fleshy, edible roots and pink or white flowers …   English World dictionary

  • Bitterroot — For the waterway, see Bitterroot River. Bitterroot Lewisia rediviva var. rediviva in Wenas Wildlife Area, Washington Scientific classification Kingdo …   Wikipedia

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  • bitterroot — noun Date: 1838 a succulent herb (Lewisia rediviva) of the purslane family that grows in western North America and has starchy roots and pink or white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bitterroot — /bit euhr rooht , root /, n. a plant, Lewisia rediviva, of the purslane family, having pink flowers and fleshy roots that are edible when young: the state flower of Montana. Also, bitter root. [1825 35, Amer.; BITTER + ROOT1] * * * ▪ plant… …   Universalium

  • bitterroot — noun lewisia rediviva, a small, low, pink flower with a yellow center …   Wiktionary

  • bitterroot — bit•ter•root [[t]ˈbɪt ərˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. pln a plant, Lewisia rediviva, of the purslane family, having pink flowers and fleshy roots • Etymology: 1825–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • bitterroot — see áíksikksiksi …   Index of English subjects to blackfoot subjects

  • bitterroot — noun showy succulent ground hugging plant of Rocky Mountains regions having deep to pale pink flowers and fleshy farinaceous roots; the Montana state flower • Syn: ↑Lewisia rediviva • Hypernyms: ↑wildflower, ↑wild flower • Member Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bitterroot Mountains — Range Trapper Peak, in the Central Bitterroot Range …   Wikipedia

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