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hydrastis

[hahy-dras-tis] /haɪˈdræs tɪs/
noun
1.
goldenseal (def 2).
Origin of hydrastis
< New Latin (Linnaeus), the genus name < Greek hydr- hydr-1 + New Latin -astis < ?
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hydrastis

/haɪˈdræstɪs/
noun
1.
any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Hydrastis, of Japan and E North America, such as goldenseal, having showy foliage and ornamental red fruits
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from Greek hydro- + -astis, of unknown origin
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