Senega meaning

sĕn'ĭ-gə
The dried roots of the Seneca snakeroot, used medicinally as an expectorant.
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An E North American milkwort (Polygala senega) with single racemes of white flowers.
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Its dried root, formerly used as an expectorant.
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The dried roots of the Seneca snakeroot, used medicinally as an expectorant.
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(medicine) Seneca root.
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Origin of senega

  • Alteration of Seneca (from its use by this people)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition