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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Birthroot  \Birth"root`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  An  herbaceous  plant  ({Trillium  erectum}),  and  its  astringent 
  rootstock,  which  is  said  to  have  medicinal  properties. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  birthroot 
  n  :  trillium  of  eastern  North  America  having  malodorous  pink  to 
  purple  flowers  and  an  astringent  root  used  in  fold 
  medicine  especially  to  ease  childbirth  [syn:  {purple 
  trillium},  {red  trillium},  {Trillium  erectum}] 




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