Squawroot Definition

skwôro͝ot, -ro͝ot
noun
An E North American yellowish-brown, scaly, leafless plant (Conopholis americana) of the broomrape family, parasitic on the roots of some trees, esp. oaks.
Webster's New World
A purple trillium (Trillium erectum)
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • squaw-root
  • papoose root
  • papooseroot
  • blueberry root
  • blue-cohosh
  • Caulophyllum thalictroides
  • Caulophyllum thalictrioides
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Other Word Forms of Squawroot

Noun

Singular:
squawroot
Plural:
squawroots

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