canaigre

[ kuh-nahy-gree ]
/ kəˈnaɪ gri /

noun

a plant, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the buckwheat family, found from Oklahoma to California, having clustered, tuberous roots that yield tannin.

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Origin of canaigre

1875–80, Americanism;<Mexican Spanish
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British Dictionary definitions for canaigre

canaigre
/ (kəˈnaɪɡə) /

noun

a dock, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the southern US, the root of which yields a substance used in tanning

Word Origin for canaigre

C19: from Mexican Spanish
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