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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bitterroot  \Bit"ter*root`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  ({Lewisia  rediviva})  allied  to  the  purslane,  but  with 
  fleshy,  farinaceous  roots,  growing  in  the  mountains  of  Idaho, 
  Montana,  etc  It  gives  the  name  to  the  Bitter  Root  mountains 
  and  river.  The  Indians  call  both  the  plant  and  the  river 
  Sp[ae]t'lum. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bitterroot 
  n  :  showy  succulent  ground-hugging  plant  of  Rocky  Mountains 
  regions  having  deep  to  pale  pink  flowers  and  fleshy 
  farinaceous  roots;  the  Montana  state  flower  [syn:  {Lewisia 
  rediviva}] 




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