bitter-root

bitterroot

[bit-er-root, -root]
noun
a plant, Lewisia rediviva, of the purslane family, having pink flowers and fleshy roots that are edible when young: the state flower of Montana.
Also, bitter root.


Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; bitter + root1

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