the root or rhizome of such a plant.
the North American bugbane.
a white eupatorium, Eupatorium rugosum.
a plant, Rauwolfia serpentina (or Rauvolfia serpentina), whose roots are the source of reserpine and other drugs.
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How to use snakeroot in a sentence
He said he was called snakeroot Sam, because he rooted so hard for rattlesnakes.
snakeroot Sam is a mighty clever feller, and he says he will help us all he can.
"snakeroot and cinnamon," chimed in Rachel, looking up from her sewing with a very innocent face.Little Grandmother | Sophie May
Good-day, sonnies, said snakeroot Sam, doffing his dilapidated hat with mock courtesy.
Dixon also reported that the natives have a keen sense of smell, which they quicken by the use of snakeroot.Alaska | Ella Higginson
British Dictionary definitions for snakeroot
any of various North American plants, such as Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot) and Eupatorium urticaefolium (white snakeroot), the roots or rhizomes of which have been used as a remedy for snakebite
the rhizome or root of any such plant
- Also called: snakeweed
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