or bit·ter root

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


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

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; bitter + root1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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