Definition of Squawroot

1. Noun. Tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally.




Definition of Squawroot

1. n. A scaly parasitic plant (Conopholis Americana) found in oak woods in the United States; -- called also cancer root.

Definition of Squawroot

1. Noun. Either of two, unrelated plants from eastern North America ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Squawroot

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Medical Definition of Squawroot

1. A scaly parasitic plant (Conopholis Americana) found in oak woods in the United States. Synonym: cancer root. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Squawroot

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"squawroot ... The blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides, is in rare instances also called squawroot. ..."

2. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"As early as 1785, Schoepf merely mentioned the plant, but its medical uses were first recorded by Barton, in 1801, who called it squawroot, and writes: "Our ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... rich- weed and squawroot. It grows in the shaded woodlands from Maine to Wisconsin and south to Georgia and west to Missouri. The Indians long regarded ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"LUCY LW WILSON: Observations on the American squawroot (Conopholis Americana Wallr.}. An exhaustive study of the vegetative and reproductive parts has been ..."

5. Nature and Development of Plants by Carlton Clarence Curtis (1918)
"... and squawroot (Conopholis). The curious family of the bladderworts is closely related to the ..."

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