alumroot

alumroot
/al"euhm rooht', -root'/, n.
1. any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Heuchera, of the saxifrage family, esp. H. americana, having mottled foliage and greenish-white flowers.
2. the root of any of these plants, used as an astringent.
[1805-15, Amer.; ALUM1 + ROOT1]

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