rattlesnake root


noun

any of certain composite plants of the genus Prenanthes, whose roots or tubers have been regarded as a remedy for snake bites, as P. serpentaria or P. alba.
the root or tuber.
the snakeroot, Polygala senega.
its root.

Nearby words

  1. rattlesnake,
  2. rattlesnake fern,
  3. rattlesnake flag,
  4. rattlesnake master,
  5. rattlesnake plantain,
  6. rattlesnake weed,
  7. rattletrap,
  8. rattling,
  9. rattlingly,
  10. rattly

Origin of rattlesnake root

First recorded in 1675–85

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