bowmans root

bowman's root

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


Origin:
1805–15, Americanism; by folk etymology from beaumont root, from proper name Beaumont

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To bowmans root
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: bowmans capsule
Next Definition: bowmans-capsule
Words Near: bowmans root
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for bowmans root
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing bowmans root
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature