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canaigre

[kuh-nahy-gree]
noun
  1. 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

noun
  1. a dock, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the southern US, the root of which yields a substance used in tanning
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Word Origin

C19: from Mexican Spanish
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