alumroot

alumroot
noun Date: 1813 any of a genus (Heuchera) of North American herbs of the saxifrage family having basal rounded or lobed toothed leaves; especially one (H. americana) of eastern North America

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  • alumroot — ☆ alumroot [al′əm ro͞ot΄ ] n. any of several North American plants of a genus (Heuchera) of the saxifrage family, with tiny, bell shaped flowers and an astringent root; esp., coral bells …   English World dictionary

  • alumroot — smulkiažiedė alūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Uolaskėlinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Heuchera micrantha), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Heuchera micrantha angl. alumroot šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • alumroot — noun any of several herbs of the genus Heuchera • Syn: ↑alumbloom • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑rock geranium, ↑Heuchera americana, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • alumroot — /al euhm rooht , root /, n. 1. any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, esp. H. americana, having mottled foliage and greenish white flowers. 2. the root of any of these plants, used as an… …   Universalium

  • alumroot — noun Any of several perennial herbs, of the genus Heuchera, native to North America …   Wiktionary

  • alumroot — al·um·root …   English syllables

  • alumroot — al•um•root [[t]ˈæl əmˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. pln any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, esp. H. americana, having mottled foliage, greenish white flowers, and an astringent root • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • alumroot — /ˈæləmrut/ (say aluhmrooht) noun 1. any of several plants of the saxifragaceous genus Heuchera, with astringent roots, especially H. sanguinea. 2. the root. Also, alumstone …   Australian English dictionary

  • false alumroot — noun plant growing in clumps with mostly basal leaves and cream colored or pale pink fringed flowers in several long racemes; Alaska to coastal central California and east to Idaho • Syn: ↑fringe cups, ↑Tellima grandiflora • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • poker alumroot — noun plant with leathery heart shaped leaf blades clustered at base of long stalks with greenish white flowers clustered along the upper part; western North America • Syn: ↑poker heuchera, ↑Heuchera cylindrica • Hypernyms: ↑alumroot, ↑alumbloom • …   Useful english dictionary

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