White snake root

white snakeroot

noun
a North American boneset, Eupatorium rugosum, that has heads of white flowers and causes trembles and milk sickness.
Also called Indian sanicle.


Origin:
1810–20, Americanism

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white snakeroot

noun
American herb having flat-topped clusters of small white flower heads; reputedly a cause of trembles and milk sickness; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium 
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