squawroot
noun Date: circa 1848 a North American scaly herb (Conopholis americana) of the broomrape family parasitic especially on oak roots

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  • Squawroot — Squaw root (skw[add] r[=oo]t ), n. (Bot.) A scaly parasitic plant ({Conopholis Americana}) found in oak woods in the United States; called also {cancer root}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squawroot — ☆ squawroot [skwô′ro͞ot΄ ] n. 1. an E North American yellowish brown, scaly, leafless plant (Conopholis americana) of the broomrape family, parasitic on the roots of some trees, esp. oaks 2. a purple trillium (Trillium erectum) …   English World dictionary

  • squawroot — vingirinis stieblapis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raugerškinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Caulophyllum thalictroides), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Naudojamas gėrimams (kavos pakaitalui) gaminti. atitikmenys: lot …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • squawroot — /skwaw rooht , root /, n. 1. a fleshy, leafless plant, Conopholis americana, of the broomrape family, native to eastern North America, having a stout, yellowish, conelike stalk of lipped flowers, and growing in clusters, esp. under oaks. 2. the… …   Universalium

  • squawroot — noun a) Either of two, unrelated plants from eastern North America b) Conopholis americana which is parasitic on the roots of other trees …   Wiktionary

  • squawroot — squaw•root [[t]ˈskwɔˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. pln a fleshy, leafless plant, Conopholis americana, of the broomrape family, native to E North America, parasitic on oak and hemlock roots • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • squawroot — noun tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally • Syn: ↑blue cohosh, ↑blueberry root, ↑papooseroot, ↑papoose root, ↑squaw root, ↑Caulophyllum thalictrioides,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cancer root — Squawroot Squaw root (skw[add] r[=oo]t ), n. (Bot.) A scaly parasitic plant ({Conopholis Americana}) found in oak woods in the United States; called also {cancer root}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conopholis Americana — Squawroot Squaw root (skw[add] r[=oo]t ), n. (Bot.) A scaly parasitic plant ({Conopholis Americana}) found in oak woods in the United States; called also {cancer root}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conopholis — Mexican cancer root Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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