Definition of Squaw root
1. Noun. Tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally.
Group relationships: Caulophyllum, Genus Caulophyllum
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Squaw root
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1. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"... Wall- roth (Orobanche americana, Linné), or American broomrape, Squaw-root, or Cancer-root. Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—An astringent. ..."
2. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Squaw-root, Squaw- drops, Cancer-root, Earth-club, American Broom-rape, Clap- wort. Improperly called Beech-drops, as it grows in Oak woods. ..."
3. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"SQUAW-ROOT. CANCER.ROOT. ... more showy in its purple-ancl- white, striped bloom than the squaw-root, chooses to grow on the beech rather than the oaks. ..."
4. Introduction to Botany by William Chase Stevens (1902)
"squaw root or Cancer Root. (Gr., konos, cone; photis, scale. ... squaw root. Stems usually clustered, 3 to 10 inches high, light brown, covered with ..."
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