hydrastis

[hahy-dras-tis]

Origin of hydrastis

< New Latin (Linnaeus), the genus name < Greek hydr- hydr-1 + New Latin -astis < ?
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hydrastis

noun
  1. any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Hydrastis, of Japan and E North America, such as goldenseal, having showy foliage and ornamental red fruits

Word Origin for hydrastis

C18: New Latin, from Greek hydro- + -astis, of unknown origin
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