- 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.
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