button snakeroot
noun Date: 1775 1. blazing star 2a 2. any of several usually prickly herbs (genus Eryngium) of the carrot family

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  • Button snakeroot — Button But ton, n. [OE. boton, botoun, F. bouton button, bud, prop. something pushing out, fr. bouter to push. See {Butt} an end.] 1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass. [1913 Webster] 2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • button snakeroot — ☆ button snakeroot n. 1. BLAZING STAR (sense 1) 2. any of a genus (Eryngium) of the umbel family of perennial, thistlelike plants with white or green flowers …   English World dictionary

  • button snakeroot — noun 1. coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite • Syn: ↑rattlesnake master, ↑rattlesnake s master, ↑Eryngium yuccifolium • Hypernyms: ↑perennial • Member Holonyms: ↑Eryngium …   Useful english dictionary

  • button snakeroot — agavinė zunda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Eryngium yuccifolium), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eryngium yuccifolium angl. button eryngo; button snakeroot; rattlesnake… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • button snakeroot — tankiagraižis liatris statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Liatris pycnostachya), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Liatris pycnostachya angl. button snakeroot; thick spike gayfeather šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • button snakeroot — 1. any composite plant of the genus Liatris, having narrow, alternate leaves and spikelike heads of rose purple flowers. 2. an eryngo, Eryngium yuccifolium, of the southeastern U.S., having bristly leaves and whitish flowers. [1765 75, Amer.] * * …   Universalium

  • button snakeroot — but′ton snake′root n. 1) pln any composite plant of the genus Liatris, having narrow, alternate leaves and spikelike heads of rose purple flowers 2) pln a plant, Eryngium yuccifolium, of the parsley family, native to the southeastern U.S., having …   From formal English to slang

  • prairie button snakeroot — a stout composite plant, Liatris pycnostachya, of prairies in the central U.S., having showy, rose purple flower heads in dense spikes. Also called Kansas gay feather. * * * …   Universalium

  • prairie button snakeroot — noun : kansas gay feather * * * a stout composite plant, Liatris pycnostachya, of prairies in the central U.S., having showy, rose purple flower heads in dense spikes. Also called Kansas gay feather …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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