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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squaw Root

squattiness
squatting
squattings
squattle
squattled
squattles
squattocracies
squattocracy
squatty
squaw
squaw-bush
squaw corn
squaw huckleberry
squaw man
squaw root (current term)
squawberries
squawberry
squawbush
squawbushes
squawfish
squawfishes
squawk
squawk box
squawked
squawker
squawkers
squawkier
squawkiest
squawkily

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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