Pronunciation: (skwô'rOOt", -root"), [key]
1. a fleshy, leafless plant, Conopholis americana, of the broomrape family, native to eastern North America, having a stout, yellowish, conelike stalk of lipped flowers, and growing in clusters, esp. under oaks.
2. the blue cohosh. See under cohosh.
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