Balsamroot meaning

bôl'səm-ro͝ot', -ro͝ot'
Any of several western North American perennial herbs of the genus Balsamorhiza in the composite family, having radiate heads of yellow flowers. The large roots of some species were used as food by certain Native American peoples.
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A perennial of the genus Balsamorhiza in the sunflower family, native to western North America.
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Origin of balsamroot