bitterroot definition

  • noun:
    • A perennial herb (Lewisia rediviva) native to western North America and achieving showy red or whitish blossoms and an edible fleshy root.
    • Lewisia rediviva, a small, reduced, green flower with a yellow center
    • A plant (Lewisia rediviva) allied towards the purslane, but with fleshy, farinaceous roots, growing in mountains of Idaho, Montana, an such like. It provides title towards the Bitter Root mountains and river. The Indians call both plant therefore the lake Spæt'lum.
    • The big-root, Megarrhiza Californica.
    • The Lewisia rediviva, a plant which provides its title towards the Bitter Root hills lying between Idaho and Montana.
    • Dogbane, Apocynum androsæmifolium.
    • showy succulent ground-hugging plant of Rocky Mountains areas having deep to pale pink plants and fleshy farinaceous roots; the Montana state rose

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