or bit·ter root
[bit-er-root, -roo t]
- 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
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Examples from the Web for bitterroot
This took place in the Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho, in 1902.Wild Animals at Home
Ernest Thompson Seton
I have examined a number of mice from the Bitterroot Valley in western Montana and the color value for 12 adults is 2.7.
Bitterroot was dug on prairie hills, wild potatoes were found in the foothills, and the wild onion grew in the valley floors.Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society
Robert F. Murphy
The average of all the specimens from the Bitterroot Valley is a little nearer oribasus.American Weasels
E. Raymond Hall