from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various plants of the genus Prenanthes of the composite family, having bitter-tasting tuberous roots and clusters of white to purple usually nodding flower heads.
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- noun herb of central and southern Europe having purple florets
- noun a plant of the genus Nabalus
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the belief that the root cured a rattlesnake's bite.]
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