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devil shoestring

; devil('s) vine [cf. US Black devil's shoestring idem (Dillard 1977:116)] n. a plant, Tephrosia virginiana, with a strong, wiry root running like a vine under ground: And another bush call devil shoestring; it's like a little vine runs; make tea outa that (Eleu.).

Tags: bush medicine, noun, plant

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Last update: 2011-10-29 14:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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