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English noun: button snakeroot

1. button snakeroot (plant) coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite

SynonymsEryngium yuccifolium, rattlesnake master, rattlesnake's master

Broader (hypernym)perennial

Member meronymEryngium, genus Eryngium

2. button snakeroot (plant) coarse prickly perennial eryngo with aromatic roots; southeastern United States; often confused with rattlesnake master

SynonymsEryngium aquaticum

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Member meronymEryngium, genus Eryngium

3. button snakeroot (plant) any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads

Synonymsblazing star, gay-feather, gayfeather, snakeroot

Broader (hypernym)wild flower, wildflower

Narrower (hyponym)dense blazing star, dotted gayfeather, Liatris punctata, Liatris pycnostachya

Member meronymgenus Liatris, Liatris

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