canaigre

[kuh-nahy-gree]
noun
a plant, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the buckwheat family, found from Oklahoma to California, having clustered, tuberous roots that yield tannin.

Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish

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canaigre (kəˈnaɪɡə)
 
n
a dock, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the southern US, the root of which yields a substance used in tanning
 
[C19: from Mexican Spanish]

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Nearly all the wild canaigre that has gone to market up to dato has gone to foreign countries.
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