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bowman's root

[boh-muh nz] /ˈboʊ mənz/
noun
1.
an eastern U.S. plant, Gillenia trifoliata, of the rose family, having terminal clusters of white flowers.
Also called false ipecac, Indian physic.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; by folk etymology from beaumont root, from proper name Beaumont
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