dragonroot

[ drag-uh n-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈdræg ənˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
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noun

See under dragon(def 8).

Origin of dragonroot

First recorded in 1615–25; dragon + root1

Definition for dragonroot (2 of 2)

dragon

[ drag-uh n ]
/ ˈdræg ən /

noun


Origin of dragon

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin dracōn- (stem of dracō) < Greek drákōn kind of serpent, probably orig. epithet, the (sharp-)sighted one, akin to dérkesthai to look

Related forms

drag·on·ish, adjectivedrag·on·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dragonroot (1 of 2)

dragonroot

/ (ˈdræɡənˌruːt) /

noun

a North American aroid plant, Arisaema dracontium, having a greenish spathe and a long pointed spadix
the tuberous root of this plant, formerly used in medicine as an expectorant and diaphoretic

British Dictionary definitions for dragonroot (2 of 2)

dragon

/ (ˈdræɡən) /

noun


Derived Forms

dragoness, fem ndragonish, adjective

Word Origin for dragon

C13: from Old French, from Latin dracō, from Greek drakōn; related to drakos eye
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