- 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
See snakeroot in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Any of various plants, such as black cohosh, rattlesnake master, sanicle, or wild ginger, having roots reputed to cure snakebite.
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