setterwort

Setterwort

Set"ter*wort`\, n. (Bot.) The bear's-foot (Helleborus f[oe]tidus); -- so called because the root was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. Called also pegroots. --Dr. Prior.
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setterwort

noun
digitate-leaved hellebore with an offensive odor and irritant qualities when taken internally [syn: stinking hellebore
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