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orange-root

Definition:

a perennial herb of the northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

orange-roots

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Hydrastis canadensis [species] | golden seal | goldenseal | orangeroot | turmeric root | yellow root | H. canadensis [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

orange + root
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Orange-root

may refer to: Asclepias tuberosa, butterfly milkweed ; Hydrastis canadensis, goldeseal ; Sanguinaria, Bloodroot (14 of 71 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Orange-root

Collins Dictionary:

goldenseal | Hydrastis canadensis [species]

a ranunculaceous woodland plantof eastern North America, whose thick yellow rootstock contains such alkaloids as berberine and hydrastine and was ... (20 of 309 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/goldenseal

Oxford Dictionary:

goldenseal | Hydrastis canadensis [species] | Ranunculaceae [family, member of]

a North American woodland plant of the buttercup family, with a bright yellow root that is used in herbal medicine (20 of 41 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/goldenseal

Random House Dictionary:

goldenseal | hydrastis [synonym, sense-specific] | Hydrastis canadensis [species, sense-specific]

a plant of the buttercup family, having a thick yellow rootstock. | the rhizomes and roots of this plant, formerly used in medicine as an astringent ... (25 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/goldenseal

Merriam-Webster:

goldenseal | Hydrastis canadensis [species]

a perennial North American herb of the buttercup family with large leaves and a thick knotted yellow rhizome sometimes used medicinally (21 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/goldenseal

American Heritage Dictionary:

goldenseal | orangeroot [synonym] | Hydrastis canadensis [species]

A woodland plant of eastern North America, having small greenish-white flowers and a yellow root used in herbal medicine. (19 of 25 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/goldenseal

New World Dictionary:

goldenseal [United States] | Hydrastis canadensis [species]

an American plant of the buttercup family, with large, round leaves and a thick, yellow rootstock, formerly much used in medicine (21 of 25 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/goldenseal

Britannica Encyclopedia:

goldenseal [plant] | Orangeroot, or Yellow Puccoon [synonym]

perennial herb native to woods of the eastern United States. Its rootstocks have medicinal properties. The plant has a single greenish white flower, ... (23 of 90 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/237833​/goldenseal

Wiktionary:

goldenseal | orangeroot [synonym]

Hydrastis canadensis, a perennial herb of the buttercup family, native to southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States, with a thick, yellow knotted rootstock and diverse medicinal properties. (28 of 29 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/goldenseal

Columbia Encyclopedia:

herbaceous plant | woody plant | herbaceous plants

plant whose stem is soft and green and shows little growth of wood. The term is used to distinguish such plants from woody plants. Herbaceous plants, ... (26 of 103 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0823439​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

herb

a type of plant whose leaves are used in cooking to give flavour to particular dishes, or which are used in making medicine (23 of 48 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/herb

Macmillan British Dictionary:

herb [countable] | herbs [plural]

a plant used for adding flavour to food or as a medicine (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/herb

Encarta Dictionary:

goldenseal | goldenseals [plural] | Hydrastis canadensis [species] | orangeroot [plants] | orangeroots [plants, plural]

a small perennial woodland plant of the buttercup family that has a thick yellow rootstock used in herbal medicine for its healing and antiseptic ... (24 of 50 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861614555​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

orangeroot

Origin: orange + root

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/orangeroot

orange | oranges [plural] | oranged [past tense] | oranging [present participle]

Origin: Middle English orenge, orange, from Old French pome orenge 'Persian orange', literally 'orange apple', influenced by Old Provençal auranja and calqued from Old Italian melarancio, melarancia,... (26 of 71 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/orange

root | roots [plural] | rooted [past tense] | rooting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English root ("the underground part of a plant"), from late Old English rōt, from Old Norse rót ... | Middle English wrōten ("to dig with the snout"), from Old English wrōtan, from Proto-Germanic *to... (34 of 79 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/root

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

orangeroot

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "orangeroot"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "orangeroot"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "orangeroot" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/orangeroot

YourDictionary Audio:

orangeroot

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "orangeroot" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/orangeroot

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