any of certain perennial mountain plants, as Sedum rosea,Sedum rhodiola, or Rhodiola rosea, so called because the roots smell like roses.
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How to use roseroot in a sentence
The root has a pleasant rose-like odor, which gives rise to the name roseroot, sometimes used for this species.Flowers of Mountain and Plain | Edith S. Clements
British Dictionary definitions for rose-root
a Eurasian crassulaceous mountain plant, Sedum rosea, with fleshy pink-tipped leaves, a thick fleshy pinkish underground stem, and a cluster of yellow flowers: Also called: midsummer-men
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