rattlesnake root

Cimicifuga racemosa. An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied in the treatment of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. The plant is also called black cohosh, black snakeroot, bugwort, and bugbane.

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  • Rattlesnake root — Rattlesnake Rat tle*snake (r[a^]t t l*sn[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera {Crotalus} and {Caudisona}, or {Sistrurus}; sometimes also called {rattler}. They have a series of horny …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rattlesnake root — ☆ rattlesnake root n. 1. any of a number of perennial plants (genus Prenanthes) of the composite family, with small, cylindrical, drooping heads and intensely bitter roots, formerly considered a cure for snakebite 2. any of various other plants… …   English World dictionary

  • rattlesnake root — noun 1. herb of central and southern Europe having purple florets • Syn: ↑Prenanthes purpurea • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Prenanthes, ↑genus Prenanthes …   Useful english dictionary

  • rattlesnake root — 1. any of certain composite plants of the genus Prenanthes, whose roots or tubers have been regarded as a remedy for snake bites, as P. serpentaria or P. alba. 2. the root or tuber. 3. the snakeroot, Polygala senega. 4. its root. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • rattlesnake root — rat′tlesnake root n. pln any of certain composite plants of the genus Prenanthes, whose roots or tubers have been regarded as a remedy for snake bites, as P. serpentaria or P. alba[/ex] • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • rattlesnake root — noun Date: 1682 any of various plants formerly believed to be distasteful to rattlesnakes or effective against their venom: as a. any of a genus (Prenanthes, especially P. altissima) of composite plants with small heads of drooping ligulate… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • White rattlesnake root — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Rattlesnake — Rat tle*snake (r[a^]t t l*sn[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera {Crotalus} and {Caudisona}, or {Sistrurus}; sometimes also called {rattler}. They have a series of horny… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rattlesnake fern — Rattlesnake Rat tle*snake (r[a^]t t l*sn[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera {Crotalus} and {Caudisona}, or {Sistrurus}; sometimes also called {rattler}. They have a series of horny …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rattlesnake grass — Rattlesnake Rat tle*snake (r[a^]t t l*sn[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera {Crotalus} and {Caudisona}, or {Sistrurus}; sometimes also called {rattler}. They have a series of horny …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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