bow-man roots

bowman's root

an eastern U.S. plant, Gillenia trifoliata, of the rose family, having terminal clusters of white flowers.
Also called false ipecac, Indian physic.

1805–15, Americanism; by folk etymology from beaumont root, from proper name Beaumont Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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