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Culver's root

/ˈkʌlvəz/
noun
1.
a tall North American scrophulariaceous plant, Veronicastrum virginicum, having spikes of small white or purple flowers
2.
the dried roots of this plant, formerly used as a cathartic and emetic
Word Origin
C19: named after a Dr Culver, 18th-century American physician
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