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alumroot

[al-uh m-root, -roo t] /ˈæl əmˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
noun
1.
any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, especially H. americana, having mottled foliage and greenish-white flowers.
2.
the root of any of these plants, used as an astringent.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; alum1 + root1
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British Dictionary definitions for alum root

alumroot

/ˈæləmˌruːt/
noun
1.
any of several North American plants of the saxifragaceous genus Heuchera, having small white, reddish, or green bell-shaped flowers and astringent roots
2.
the root of such a plant
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