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bitterroot

or bitter root

[bit-er-root, -roo t] /ˈbɪt ərˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
noun
1.
a plant, Lewisia rediviva, of the purslane family, having pink flowers and fleshy roots that are edible when young: the state flower of Montana.
Origin of bitterroot
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35; bitter + root1
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