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NOUN (2)

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;
[syn: sanicle, snakeroot]

2. any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads;
[syn: blazing star, button snakeroot, gayfeather, gay-feather, snakeroot]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Snakeroot \Snake"root`\, n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note: The Virginia snakeroot is Aristolochia Serpentaria; black snakeroot is Sanicula, esp. Sanicula Marilandica, also Cimicifuga racemosa; Seneca snakeroot is Polygala Senega; button snakeroot is Liatris, also Eryngium; white snakeroot is Eupatorium ageratoides. The name is also applied to some others besides these. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

snakeroot n 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 [syn: sanicle, snakeroot] 2: any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads [syn: blazing star, button snakeroot, gayfeather, gay- feather, snakeroot]