hydrastis

hydrastis

[hahy-dras-tis]
noun
goldenseal ( def 2 ).

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), the genus name < Greek hydr- hydr-1 + Neo-Latin -astis < ?

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hydrastis (haɪˈdræstɪs)
 
n
any ranunculaceous plant of the genus Hydrastis, of Japan and E North America, such as goldenseal, having showy foliage and ornamental red fruits
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek hydro- + -astis, of unknown origin]

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