gold-thread

goldthread

[gohld-thred]
noun
a white-flowered plant, Coptis trifolia, of the buttercup family, having a slender, yellow root that is sometimes used as a tonic.

Origin:
1770–80, Americanism; gold + thread

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goldthread (ˈɡəʊldˌθrɛd)
 
n
1.  a North American woodland ranunculaceous plant, Coptis trifolia (or C. groenlandica), with slender yellow roots
2.  the root of this plant, which yields a medicinal tonic and a dye

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