Meaning of birthroot

birth•root

Pronunciation: (bûrth'rt", -root"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda trillium, Trillium erectum, the roots of which were formerly used in medicine as an astringent.
  2. any of certain other species of trillium.
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