Definition of Bitterroot

1. Noun. Showy succulent ground-hugging plant of Rocky Mountains regions having deep to pale pink flowers and fleshy farinaceous roots; the Montana state flower.

Exact synonyms: Lewisia Rediviva
Generic synonyms: Wild Flower, Wildflower
Group relationships: Genus Lewisia, Lewisia



Definition of Bitterroot

1. n. A plant (Lewisia rediviva) allied to the purslane, but with fleshy, farinaceous roots, growing in the mountains of Idaho, Montana, etc. It gives the name to the Bitter Root mountains and river. The Indians call both the plant and the river Spæt'lum.

Definition of Bitterroot

1. Noun. ''Lewisia rediviva'', a small, low, pink flower with a yellow center ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bitterroot

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Medical Definition of Bitterroot

1. A plant (Lewisia rediviva) allied to the purslane, but with fleshy, farinaceous roots, growing in the mountains of Idaho, Montana, etc. It gives the name to the Bitter Root mountains and river. The Indians call both the plant and the river Spaet'lum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitterroot

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Literary usage of Bitterroot

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1. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1905)
""A Geological Reconnaissance Across the bitterroot Range and Clearwater Mountains in ... on Lolo Fork and on the head of the South Fork of bitterroot River. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The bitterroot Mountains in the western part of Montana rise for a distance ... On the east the bitterroot Mountains descend from an elevation of 9000 feet ..."

3. Lewis and Clark Road Trips: Exploring the Trail Across America by Kira Gale (2006)
"bitterroot Names bitterroot River The bitterroot River flows north along ... The explorers named the bitterroot River the Clark River, and the Salmon River, ..."

4. Public Land Laws Passed by Congress from March 4, 1869, to March 3, 1875 by Henry Norris Copp, United States, United States Dept. of the Interior, Dept. of the Interior, United States General Land Office, Dept. of Justice, United States Dept. of Justice, General Land Office (1875)
"... the bitterroot Valley in the Territory of Montana,' approved June fifth, ... for the removal of the Flat- head and other Indians from bitterroot Valley, ..."

5. Silviculture: From the Crane of Forestry to Ecosystem Management edited by Louise H. Foley (1998)
"Lick Creek is a minor drainage located on the east slopes of the spectacular, rugged, bitterroot Mountains in Montana. The drainage is about 20 km2 in area ..."

6. Proceedings: Symposium on Fire in Wilderness and Park Management edited by James K. Brown, Robert W. Mutch, Charles W. Spoon, Ronald H. Wakimoto (1996)
"By 1979, such a program was implemented over the entire Selway-bitterroot Wilderness (SBW) in northern Idaho and western Montana. ..."

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