Definition of Snakeweed

1. Noun. Low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads.




Definition of Snakeweed

1. n. A kind of knotweed (Polygonum Bistorta).

Definition of Snakeweed

1. Noun. Any of various, unrelated plants reputed to cure snakebite ¹

2. Noun. A poisonous American plant of the genus ''Gutierrezia'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snakeweed

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Medical Definition of Snakeweed

1. A kind of knotweed (Polygonum Bistorta). The Virginia snakeroot. See Snakeroot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snakeweed

snakemeat
snakeneck
snakenecks
snakepit
snakepits
snakeproof
snakeroot
snakeroots
snakes
snakes alive
snakes and ladders
snakeskin
snakeskins
snakestone
snakestones
snakeweed (current term)
snakeweeds
snakewhip
snakewhips
snakewise
snakewood
snakewoods
snakey
snakier
snakiest
snakily
snakiness
snakinesses
snaking
snakingly

Literary usage of Snakeweed

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1. Robert Greathouse: An American Novel by John Franklin Swift (1870)
"... who returned his attention civilly but coolly. In half an hour he went away, saying that he would call again in the morning. CHAPTER XVIII. snakeweed ..."

2. Specific Diagnosis and Specific Medication by John William Fyfe, John Milton Scudder (1909)
"Euphorbia Pilulifera—snakeweed. This agent constitutes a superior medicament in colds, coughs, asthma and all abnormal conditions of the respiratory organs. ..."

3. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1882)
"Mix snakeweed and lig. vitae with niter to take in the morning; mix fower graines apeice of corali, ..."

4. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts by Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1913)
"1912] SNAKEROOT OR snakeweed ... one of the botanical specimens in the Royal Society's museum "a sort of snakeweed, growing near the River in Connecticut. ..."

5. The Italian Novelists: From the Earliest Period Down to the Close of the by Thomas Roscoe (1836)
"Now it so fell out, that the rope in the course of time was nearly worn away, on which a bunch of snakeweed had been fastened to it, for the convenience of ..."

6. The Italian Novelists: Selected from the Most Approved Authors in that by Thomas Roscoe (1827)
"Now it so fell out, that the rope in the course of time was nearly worn away, on which a bunch of snakeweed had been fastened to it, for the convenience of ..."

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