button snakeroot


button snakeroot
1. any composite plant of the genus Liatris, having narrow, alternate leaves and spikelike heads of rose-purple flowers.
2. an eryngo, Eryngium yuccifolium, of the southeastern U.S., having bristly leaves and whitish flowers.
[1765-75, Amer.]

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  • Button snakeroot — Button But ton, n. [OE. boton, botoun, F. bouton button, bud, prop. something pushing out, fr. bouter to push. See {Butt} an end.] 1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass. [1913 Webster] 2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • button snakeroot — ☆ button snakeroot n. 1. BLAZING STAR (sense 1) 2. any of a genus (Eryngium) of the umbel family of perennial, thistlelike plants with white or green flowers …   English World dictionary

  • button snakeroot — noun 1. coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite • Syn: ↑rattlesnake master, ↑rattlesnake s master, ↑Eryngium yuccifolium • Hypernyms: ↑perennial • Member Holonyms: ↑Eryngium …   Useful english dictionary

  • button snakeroot — agavinė zunda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Salierinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Eryngium yuccifolium), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eryngium yuccifolium angl. button eryngo; button snakeroot; rattlesnake… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • button snakeroot — tankiagraižis liatris statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Liatris pycnostachya), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Liatris pycnostachya angl. button snakeroot; thick spike gayfeather šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • button snakeroot — noun Date: 1775 1. blazing star 2a 2. any of several usually prickly herbs (genus Eryngium) of the carrot family …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • button snakeroot — but′ton snake′root n. 1) pln any composite plant of the genus Liatris, having narrow, alternate leaves and spikelike heads of rose purple flowers 2) pln a plant, Eryngium yuccifolium, of the parsley family, native to the southeastern U.S., having …   From formal English to slang

  • prairie button snakeroot — a stout composite plant, Liatris pycnostachya, of prairies in the central U.S., having showy, rose purple flower heads in dense spikes. Also called Kansas gay feather. * * * …   Universalium

  • prairie button snakeroot — noun : kansas gay feather * * * a stout composite plant, Liatris pycnostachya, of prairies in the central U.S., having showy, rose purple flower heads in dense spikes. Also called Kansas gay feather …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snakeroot — Snake root , n. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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