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Meaning of COLICROOT

Pronunciation:  'kâlik`root

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
 

COLICROOT is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: colic root, crow corn, star grass, unicorn root
 
 See Also: ague grass, ague root, Aletris, Aletris aurea, Aletris farinosa, genus Aletris, liliaceous plant, yellow colicroot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Col"ic*root`\, n.
A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the
leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in
a long spike ({Aletris farinosa} and {A. aurea}). Called
sometimes star grass, blackroot, blazing star, and unicorn
root.

 

 

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