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goldthread

[gohld-thred] /ˈgoʊldˌθrɛd/
noun
1.
a white-flowered plant, Coptis trifolia, of the buttercup family, having a slender, yellow root that is sometimes used as a tonic.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism; gold + thread
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goldthread

/ˈɡəʊldˌθrɛd/
noun
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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