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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The dried roots of the Seneca snakeroot, used medicinally as an expectorant.

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  • n. Seneca root

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Seneca root.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drug consisting of the root Polygala Senega, the Seneca snakeroot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. perennial bushy herb of central and southern United States having white flowers with green centers and often purple crest; similar to Seneca snakeroot
  • n. dried root of two plants of the genus Polygala containing an irritating saponin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Alteration of Seneca (from its use by this people).

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