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hydrastis

[ hahy-dras-tis ]
/ haɪˈdræs tɪs /
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noun
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Origin of hydrastis

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

hydrastis
/ (haɪˈdræstɪs) /

noun
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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