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snake root

[W3, DJE different sp.] n. a tree, Picrarnnia pentandra: 1835 acrid taste as the seneka or snake root (Journal 31). 1905 Snake-root or bitter wood (Shattuck 206). We used . . . cinnamon bark and one root you call snake root (Andros). = BITTERROOT, BITTERWOOD (Black)

Tags: noun, tree

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Last update: 2011-07-12 15:18
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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