- any of a genus (Dentaria) of small woodland plants of the crucifer family, having scaly or toothed, pungent rhizomes and white or pinkish flowers in spring
- any of a genus (Lathraea) of European parasitic plants of the broomrape family, having a rhizome covered with tooth-shaped scales
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- Any of several eastern North American plants of the genus Cardamine, such as the crinkleroot, having fleshy rhizomes and palmately divided leaves.
- A parasitic European plant (Lathraea squamaria) having scaly cream-colored or pink stems and pinkish flowers.
Origin: From its tooth-shaped scales
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