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Pronunciation: (snāk'rOOt", -root"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/snakeroot.html on line 77 [key]
n.
1. any of various plants whose roots have been regarded as a remedy for snakebites, as the herb Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot), having a medicinal rhizome and rootlets, and the white-flowered Polygala senega (Seneca snakeroot), having a medicinal root.
2. the root or rhizome of such a plant.
3. the North American bugbane.
4. a white eupatorium, Eupatorium rugosum.
5. a plant, Rauwolfia serpentina (or Rauvolfia serpentina), whose roots are the source of reserpine and other drugs.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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