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pleurisy root

noun
1.
a North American milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, whose root was used as a remedy for pleurisy.
2.
the root.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for pleurisy root

pleurisy root

noun
1.
the root of the butterfly weed, formerly used as a cure for pleurisy
2.
another name for butterfly weed
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