Alum root - () A North American herb (Heuchera Americana) of the
Saxifrage family, whose root has astringent properties.
Arrowroot - (n.) A west Indian plant of the genus Maranta, esp. M.
arundinacea, now cultivated in many hot countries. It said that the
Indians used the roots to neutralize the venom in wounds made by
Arrowroot - (n.) A nutritive starch obtained from the rootstocks of
Maranta arundinacea, and used as food, esp. for children an invalids;
also, a similar starch obtained from other plants, as various species
of Maranta and Curcuma.
Birthroot - (n.) An herbaceous plant (Trillium erectum), and its
astringent rootstock, which is said to have medicinal properties.
Bitterroot - (n.) A plant (Lewisia rediviva) allied to the purslane, but
with fleshy, farinaceous roots, growing in the mountains of Idaho,
Montana, etc. It gives the name to the Bitter Root mountains and river.
The Indians call both the plant and the river Spaet'lum.
Blackroot - (n.) See Colicroot.
Bloodroot - (n.) A plant (Sanguinaria Canadensis), with a red root and
red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; -- called
also puccoon, redroot, bloodwort, tetterwort, turmeric, and Indian
paint. It has acrid emetic properties, and the rootstock is used as a
stimulant expectorant. See Sanguinaria.
Breadroot - (n.) The root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta),
found near the Rocky Mountains. It is usually oval in form, and abounds
in farinaceous matter, affording sweet and palatable food.
Chay root - () The root of the Oldenlandia umbellata, native in India,
which yieds a durable red dyestuff.
Cheroot - (n.) A kind of cigar, originally brought from Mania, in the
Philippine Islands; now often made of inferior or adulterated tobacco.
Choy root - () See Chay root.
Colicroot - (n.) A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the
leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long
spike (Aletris farinosa and A. aurea). Called sometimes star grass,
blackroot, blazing star, and unicorn root.
Disrooted - (imp. & p. p.) of Disroot
Disrooting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disroot
Disroot - (v. t.) To tear up the roots of, or by the roots; hence, to
tear from a foundation; to uproot.
Enroot - (v. t.) To fix by the root; to fix fast; to implant deep.
Orangeroot - (n.) An American ranunculaceous plant (Hidrastis
Canadensis), having a yellow tuberous root; -- also called yellowroot,
golden seal, etc.
Outroot - (v. t.) To eradicate; to extirpate.
Pegroots - (n.) Same as Setterwort.
Pinkroot - (n.) The root of Spigelia Marilandica, used as a powerful
vermifuge; also, that of S. Anthelmia. See definition 2 (below).
Pinkroot - (n.) A perennial North American herb (Spigelia Marilandica),
sometimes cultivated for its showy red blossoms. Called also Carolina
pink, Maryland pinkroot, and worm grass.
Pinkroot - (n.) An annual South American and West Indian plant (Spigelia
Prootic - (a.) In front of the auditory capsule; -- applied especially to
a bone, or center of ossification, in the periotic capsule.
Prootic - (n.) A prootic bone.
Puttyroot - (n.) An American orchidaceous plant (Aplectrum hyemale) which
flowers in early summer. Its slender naked rootstock produces each year
a solid corm, filled with exceedingly glutinous matter, which sends up
later a single large oval evergreen plaited leaf. Called also
Redroot - (n.) A name of several plants having red roots, as the New
Jersey tea (see under Tea), the gromwell, the bloodroot, and the
Lachnanthes tinctoria, an endogenous plant found in sandy swamps from
Rhode Island to Florida.
Rooted - (imp. & p. p.) of Root
Rooting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Root
Rootcap - (n.) A mass of parenchymatous cells which covers and protects
the growing cells at the end of a root; a pileorhiza.
Rooted - (a.) Having taken root; firmly implanted; fixed in the heart.
Rooter - (n.) One who, or that which, roots; one that tears up by the
Rootery - (n.) A pile of roots, set with plants, mosses, etc., and used
as an ornamental object in gardening.
Rootless - (a.) Destitute of roots.
Rootlet - (n.) A radicle; a little root.
Rootstock - (n.) A perennial underground stem, producing leafly s/ems or
flower stems from year to year; a rhizome.
Rooty - (a.) Full of roots; as, rooty ground.
Roseroot - (n.) A fleshy-leaved herb (Rhodiola rosea); rosewort; -- so
called because the roots have the odor of roses.
Snakeroot - (n.) Any one of several plants of different genera and
species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious
as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these.
Soaproot - (n.) A perennial herb (Gypsophila Struthium) the root of which
is used in Spain as a substitute for soap.
Squawroot - (n.) A scaly parasitic plant (Conopholis Americana) found in
oak woods in the United States; -- called also cancer root.
Stoneroot - (n.) A North American plant (Collinsonia Canadensis) having a
very hard root; horse balm. See Horse balm, under Horse.
Stroot - (v. i.) To swell out; to strut.
Sweetroot - (n.) Licorice.
Taproot - (n.) The root of a plant which penetrates the earth directly
downward to a considerable depth without dividing.
Unroot - (v. t.) To tear up by the roots; to eradicate; to uproot.
Unroot - (v. i.) To be torn up by the roots.
Uproot - (v. t.) To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the
roots; to remove utterly; to eradicate; to extirpate.
Wroot - () imp. of Write. Wrote.
Yellowroot - (n.) Any one of several plants with yellow roots.
Yellowroot - (n.) See Xanthorhiza.
Yellowroot - (n.) Same as Orangeroot.