from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as rattle-root.

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  • noun North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia


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  • But as that old foster-father in the comedy, being now to take his leave doth with a great deal of ceremony, require his foster-child's rhombus, or rattle-top, remembering nevertheless that it is but a rhombus; so here also do thou likewise.

    Meditations Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius


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