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canaigre

[kuh-nahy-gree] /kəˈnaɪ gri/
noun
1.
a plant, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the buckwheat family, found from Oklahoma to California, having clustered, tuberous roots that yield tannin.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; < 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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canaigre

/kəˈnaɪɡə/
noun
1.
a dock, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the southern US, the root of which yields a substance used in tanning
Word Origin
C19: from Mexican Spanish
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