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an Old World herb,
used dried in medicine as a tonic.
used in medicine as a tonic, cathartic, and anthelmintic.
an herb that tastes bitter, as horseradish, traditionally eaten at the Seder, and serving as a reminder of the Israelites' slavery in Egypt.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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