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[ al-uh m-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈæl əmˌrut, -ˌrʊt /


any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, especially H. americana, having mottled foliage and greenish-white flowers.
the root of any of these plants, used as an astringent.

Nearby words

aluminum soap, aluminum sulfate, alumna, alumni, alumnus, alumroot, alundum, alunite, alunogen, alure, alutaceous

Origin of alumroot

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; alum1 + root1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for alumroot


/ (ˈæləmˌruːt) /


any of several North American plants of the saxifragaceous genus Heuchera, having small white, reddish, or green bell-shaped flowers and astringent roots
the root of such a plant
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