bowman's root

[ boh-muh nz ]
/ ˈboʊ mənz /


an eastern U.S. plant, Gillenia trifoliata, of the rose family, having terminal clusters of white flowers.

Origin of bowman's root

1805–15, Americanism; by folk etymology from beaumont root, from proper name Beaumont
Also called false ipecac, Indian physic. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019