Definition of Seneca snakeroot

1. Noun. Eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots.

Exact synonyms: Polygala Senega, Senega Root, Senega Snakeroot, Seneka Snakeroot, Senga Root
Generic synonyms: Milkwort
Terms within: Senega



Medical Definition of Seneca snakeroot

1. Seneca root. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seneca Snakeroot

Sempatch
Semper Gumbi
Semper Gumby
Semple vaccine
Sen
Sen.
Senate
Senatical
Sendai
Sendai virus
Sendero Luminoso
Senderowitz
Senear-Usher disease
Senear-Usher syndrome
Seneca
Seneca snakeroot
Senecan
Senecas
Senecio aureus
Senecio bigelovii
Senecio cineraria
Senecio cruentus
Senecio doublasii
Senecio glabellus
Senecio jacobaea
Senecio milkanioides
Senecio triangularis
Senecio vulgaris
Senefelder
Senegal

Literary usage of Seneca snakeroot

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1. Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants: A Book of Valuable Information for by Arthur Robert Harding (1908)
"The flowering period of seneca snakeroot is from May to June. ... seneca snakeroot belongs to the milkwort family (Polygalaceae). ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"seneca snakeroot (officinal as senega) is polygala senega. ... the thick, hard, and knotted rootstocks of which are the seneca snakeroot of the shops, ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"seneca snakeroot (officinal as senega) is polygala ... bent and inflated, and in some of the hothouse exotic species presents some seneca snakeroot ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1907)
"The flowering j>eriod of seneca snakeroot is from May to June. ... Л form of seneca snakeroot. growing mostly in the North- Central Stales and distinguished ..."

5. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"A.Gray seneca snakeroot Herbaceous perennial Scrubby, limestone ridge and moist roadside slopes. Polygala verticillata L. var. verticillata Whorled milkwort ..."

6. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"A.Gray seneca snakeroot Herbaceous perennial Scrubby, limestone ridge and moist roadside slopes. Polygala verticillata L. var. verticillata Whorled milkwort ..."

7. Familiar Flowers of Field and Garden by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1895)
"iii pasturage they increased the milk of cows. The milkwort flowers all summer. seneca snakeroot. Senega, or seneca snakeroot, ..."

8. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The entire root is used in dandelion, burdock, belladonna, yellow dock, lovage, licorice ipecac, valerian and seneca snakeroot ; the bark of the root only ..."

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