any of various plants whose roots
have been regarded as a remedy
for snakebites, as the herb Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot)
having a medicinal rhizome and rootlets, and the white-flowered Polygala senega (Seneca snakeroot)
having a medicinal root
or rhizome of such a plant.
the North American bugbane.
a white eupatorium, Eupatorium rugosum.
a plant, Rauwolfia serpentina
(or Rauvolfia serpentina
), whose roots
are the source of reserpine and other drugs.
is always a great word to know.
So is zedonk. Does it mean: