any of various plants whose roots have been regarded as a remedy for snakebites, as the herb Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot) having a medicinal rhizome and rootlets, and the white-flowered Polygala senega (Seneca snakeroot) having a medicinal root.
the root or rhizome of such a plant.
the North American bugbane.
a white eupatorium, Eupatorium rugosum.
a plant, Rauwolfia serpentina (or Rauvolfia serpentina), whose roots are the source of reserpine and other drugs.
any of various North American plants, such as Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot) and Eupatorium urticaefolium (white snakeroot), the roots or rhizomes of which have been used as a remedy for snakebite
the rhizome or root of any such plant
another name for bistort (sense 1), bistort (sense 2)
- Snakes and ladders
noun 1. (functioning as sing) a board game in which players move counters along a series of squares according to throws of a dice. A ladder provides a short cut to a square nearer the finish and a snake obliges a player to return to a square nearer the start
noun 1. the skin of a snake. 2. leather made from the skin of a snake. noun 1. the skin of a snake, esp when made into a leather valued for handbags, shoes, etc
noun 1. a piece of porous material popularly supposed to neutralize the toxic effect of a snakebite. 2. ayr stone.
noun 1. bistort (def 1).