papooseroot

papoose-root

[pa-poos-root, -root, puh-]
noun
the blue cohosh.
See under cohosh.


Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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papooseroot

noun
tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally [syn: blue cohosh
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