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snakeweed

[sneyk-weed]
noun
  1. bistort(def 1).
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Origin of snakeweed

First recorded in 1590–1600; snake + weed1
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Historical Examples of snakeweed

  • Adder's-wort, a name of snakeweed or bistort (Polygŏnum Bistorta), from its supposed virtue in curing the bite of serpents.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1

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