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Noun: snakeroot  'sneyk,root
  1. A plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers
    - sanicle
  2. Any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
    - blazing star, button snakeroot, gayfeather, gay-feather

Derived forms: snakeroots

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, wild flower, wildflower

Part of: genus Liatris, genus Sanicula, Liatris, Sanicula

Encyclopedia: Snakeroot