bitterroot

or bit·ter root

[ bit-er-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈbɪt ərˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
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noun

a plant, Lewisia rediviva, of the purslane family, having pink flowers and fleshy roots that are edible when young: the state flower of Montana.

Nearby words

  1. bitterling,
  2. bitterly,
  3. bittern,
  4. bitterness,
  5. bitternut,
  6. bitterroot range,
  7. bitterroot river,
  8. bitters,
  9. bittersweet,
  10. bitterweed

Origin of bitterroot

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; bitter + root1

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