white snakeroot

  1. a North American boneset, Eupatorium rugosum, that has heads of white flowers and causes trembles and milk sickness.

Origin of white snakeroot

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
  • Also called Indian sanicle.

Words Nearby white snakeroot

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How to use white snakeroot in a sentence

  • The insects were found abundantly resting upon the seed heads of white snakeroot.

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