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.

Origin of canaigre

1
1875–80, Americanism;<Mexican Spanish

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British Dictionary definitions for canaigre

canaigre

/ (kəˈnaɪɡə) /


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

Origin of canaigre

1
C19: from Mexican Spanish

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