[ red-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈrɛdˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
a North American plant, Lachnanthes caroliniana (or L. tinctoria), having sword-shaped leaves, woolly, yellowish flowers, and a root that is red in color.
any of various other plants having red roots, as the alkanet, Alkanna tinctoria, pigweed, Amaranthus retroflexus, and New Jersey tea, Ceanothus americanus.
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Old lady Field she make medicine with snakeroot and larkspur and marshroot and redroot.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
It does indeed look like a kind of forethought in the redroot.A Year in the Fields|John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for redroot
/ (ˈrɛdˌruːt) /
a bog plant, Lachnanthes tinctoria, of E North America, having woolly yellow flowers and roots that yield a red dye: family Haemodoraceae
another name for pigweed (def. 1)
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