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rheumatism-root

[roo-muh-tiz-uh m-root, -roo t]
noun
  1. spotted wintergreen.
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Origin of rheumatism-root

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Historical Examples

  • Other Common Names — Dioscorea, colicroot, rheumatism-root, devil's bones.

    Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants

    A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding