Definition of Flagroot
1. Noun. Perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots.
Group relationships: Acorus, Genus Acorus
Terms within: Calamus
Terms within: Calamus Oil
Generic synonyms: Bog Plant, Marsh Plant, Swamp Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Flagroot
Literary usage of Flagroot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1856)
"Parkinson gives a very good figure of the flagroot and calls it the ... The " barren" condition of flagroot seems to be only in gardens and in a dry soil. ..."
2. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn (1893)
"Last year's grasses and flower stalks have been steeped in rain and snow, and now the brooks flow with meadow tea, thorough- wort, mint, flagroot, ..."
3. The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography by Henry E. Adams (1918)
"Next to smell came taste, and the children knew the taste of everything they saw or touched, from pennyroyal and flagroot to the shell of a pignut and the ..."
4. The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell: With Illustrations by James Russell Lowell (1891)
"... Nor satiate yet, could manage to confine Horace h esti nits, flagroot, and the kite's corse ; Nay, like the prophet's ..."
5. The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia Peabody Hale (1914)
"Then she tried a little flagroot and snakeroot, then some spruce gum, and some caraway and some dill, some rue and rosemary, some sweet marjoram and sour, ..."