Eupatorium ageratoides
Snakeroot Snake"root`, n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Virginia snakeroot is {Aristolochia Serpentaria}; black snakeroot is {Sanicula}, esp. {S. Marilandica}, also {Cimicifuga racemosa}; Seneca snakeroot is {Polygala Senega}; button snakeroot is {Liatris}, also {Eryngium}; white snakeroot is {Eupatorium ageratoides}. The name is also applied to some others besides these. [1913 Webster]


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  • Aristolochia Serpentaria — Snakeroot Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cimicifuga racemosa — Snakeroot Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eryngium — Snakeroot Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liatris — Snakeroot Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polygala Senega — Snakeroot Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • S Marilandica — Snakeroot Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sanicula — Snakeroot Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snakeroot — Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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