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button snakeroot

noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Liatris, having narrow, alternate leaves and spikelike heads of rose-purple flowers.
2.
an eryngo, Eryngium yuccifolium, of the southeastern U.S., having bristly leaves and whitish flowers.
Origin of button snakeroot
1765-1775
An Americanism dating back to 1765-75
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