papoose-root

[ pa-poos-root, -roo t, puh- ]
/ pæˈpusˌrut, -ˌrʊt, pə- /

noun

the blue cohosh.See under cohosh.

Nearby words

  1. papist,
  2. papistical,
  3. papistly,
  4. papistry,
  5. papoose,
  6. papovaviridae,
  7. papovavirus,
  8. papp,
  9. papp, joseph,
  10. pappadam

Origin of papoose-root

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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