snakeroot definition by Webster's New World
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- any of a number of plants reputed to be remedies for snakebites, as the (genus Sanicula) of the umbel family or the (Eupatorium rugosum) of the composite family
- the roots of any of these plants
snakeroot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various plants, such as black cohosh, rattlesnake master, sanicle, or wild ginger, having roots reputed to cure snakebite.