roseroot

[ rohz-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈroʊzˌrut, -ˌrʊt /

noun

any of certain perennial mountain plants, as Sedum rosea, Sedum rhodiola, or Rhodiola rosea, so called because the roots smell like roses.

Nearby words

  1. rosenthal,
  2. rosenwald,
  3. rosenwald, julius,
  4. roseola,
  5. roseola infantum,
  6. rosery,
  7. roses, wars of the,
  8. roset,
  9. rosetta,
  10. rosetta stone

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British Dictionary definitions for rose-root

rose-root

noun

a Eurasian crassulaceous mountain plant, Sedum rosea, with fleshy pink-tipped leaves, a thick fleshy pinkish underground stem, and a cluster of yellow flowersAlso called: midsummer-men
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