[ roo-muh-tiz-uh m-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈru məˌtɪz əmˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
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Origin of rheumatism-root
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Other Common Names — Dioscorea, colicroot, rheumatism-root, devil's bones.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants|A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding