Definition of Crinkle root
1. Noun. North American herb with pungent scaly or toothed roots.
Generic synonyms: Bitter Cress, Bittercress
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Literary usage of Crinkle root
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1. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"The crinkle-root has been valued—not so much on account of its pretty flowers which may be found in the rich May woods —but for its crisp edible root, ..."
2. Scouting for Girls: Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts (1920)
"Crinkle-root. Every school child in the country digs out and eats the pleasant peppery crinkle-root. It abounds in the rich dry woods. ..."
3. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"... PEPPER-ROOT, or CRINKLE-ROOT. So called from the fleshy, long and toothed rootstocks, whieh are eaten and taste like Water-Cress ; there are only 2 stem ..."
4. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Canada and northeastern US Two-leaved Toothwort or Tooth-root, Pepper- root, Crinkle-root, Trickle. Root of this and other species, antiscorbutic, ..."
5. The Writings of John Burroughs by John Burroughs (1895)
"But we generally ate it up before lunch-time. Our name for this plant was "Crinkle-root." The botanists call it the toothwort ..."
6. Elements of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen (1897)
"(D. DIPHYLLA), TWO-LEAVED TOOTHWORT, PEPPER-ROOT, CRINKLE-ROOT. Rootstock long, often branched, toothed, eatable, •with a flavor like that of cress or ..."