[ gohl-duh n-seel ]
/ ˈgoʊl dənˌsil /
a plant, Hydrastis canadensis, of the buttercup family, having a thick yellow rootstock.
Also called hydrastis. the rhizomes and roots of this plant, formerly used in medicine as an astringent and to inhibit bleeding.
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Also called or·ange·root [awr-uh nj-root, -roo t, or-] /ˈɔr əndʒˌrut, -ˌrʊt, ˈɒr-/
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British Dictionary definitions for orange-root
/ (ˌɡəʊldənˈsiːl) /
a ranunculaceous woodland plant, Hydrastis canadensis, of E North America, whose thick yellow rootstock contains such alkaloids as berberine and hydrastine and was formerly used medicinally
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