culvers physic

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Culver's root or Culver's physic (ˈkʌlvəz)
 
n
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
 
[C19: named after a Dr Culver, 18th-century American physician]
 
Culver's physic or Culver's physic
 
n
 
[C19: named after a Dr Culver, 18th-century American physician]

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culvers physic

noun
a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America [syn: Culver's root
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