Definition of Birthroot

1. Noun. Trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth.




Definition of Birthroot

1. n. An herbaceous plant (Trillium erectum), and its astringent rootstock, which is said to have medicinal properties.

Definition of Birthroot

1. Noun. ''Trillium erectum'', a perennial plant of North America with deep-red flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Birthroot

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Medical Definition of Birthroot

1. An herbaceous plant (Trillium erectum), and its astringent rootstock, which is said to have medicinal properties. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birthroot

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birthmother
birthmothers
birthname
birthnames
birthnight
birthnights
birthparent
birthparents
birthplace
birthplaces
birthrate
birthrates
birthright
birthrights
birthroot (current term)
birthroots
births
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birthstones
birthtime
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birthweight
birthweights
birthwort
birthwort family
birthworts
biryani
biryanis

Literary usage of Birthroot

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1. Familiar Flowers of Field and Garden by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1895)
"birthroot,or Here, again, Grav is rather inaccu- Wake Robin. rate regarding ... This birthroot is one of those pretty aesthetic red flowers whose color ..."

2. Catalogue of the Flora of Minnesota, Including Its Phaenogamous and Vascular by Warren Upham (1884)
"T. erectum, L. Purple Trillium or birthroot. Bath Flower. ... birthroot. Frequent, in seme localities plentiful, throughout the ..."

3. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "First Lessons in by Asa Gray (1880)
"TRILLIUM, THREE-LEAVED NIGHTSHADE, WAKE KOBIN, birthroot. ... T. erectum, PURPLE T. or birthroot. Chiefly N. : not so large as the preceding; the dark dull ..."

4. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"... Rattlesnake-root, Snakebite. b. T. er^ctum L. Canada, south to Tennessee and Missouri, also in Japan. birthroot ..."

5. Journal of Materia Medica (1870)
"Some of the species, the flowers are nodding, others, erect The roots are somewhat tuberous. Prof. Lee says, in popular practice the birthroot is used in ..."

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