bowman's root

[ boh-muhnz ]
/ ˈboʊ mənz /

noun

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

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Origin of bowman's root

1805–15, Americanism; by folk etymology from beaumont root, from proper name Beaumont
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