any of certain composite plants of the genus Prenanthes, whose roots or tubers have been regarded as a remedy for snake bites, as P. serpentaria or P. alba.
the root or tuber.
the snakeroot, Polygala senega.
[rat-l-sneyk] /ˈræt lˌsneɪk/ noun 1. any of several New World pit vipers of the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, having a composed of a series of horny, interlocking elements at the end of the tail. /ˈrætəlˌsneɪk/ noun 1. any of the venomous New World snakes constituting the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, such as C. horridus (black […]
noun 1. a hawkweed, Hieracium venosum, of eastern North America, whose leaves and root are thought to possess medicinal properties. 2. a carrotlike weed, Daucus pusillus, of southern and western North America. 3. any of certain other plants, as an umbelliferous plant, Eryngium aquaticum. 4. .
[rat-l-trap] /ˈræt lˌtræp/ noun 1. a shaky, object, as a rickety vehicle. /ˈrætəlˌtræp/ noun 1. (informal) a broken-down old vehicle, esp an old car 1766, originally a noun, “knick-knacks, trifles, odds and ends,” from rattle (adj.) + trap, perhaps in the sense in traps (n.2). Hence, “a shabby, rattling object,” especially a rickety coach or […]
[rat-ling] /ˈræt lɪŋ/ adjective 1. that : a rattling door. 2. remarkably good, lively, or fast: a rattling talk; a rattling gallop. adverb 3. very: a rattling good time. [rat-l] /ˈræt l/ verb (used without object), rattled, rattling. 1. to give out or cause a rapid succession of short, sharp sounds, as in consequence of […]