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[pingk-root, -roo t] /ˈpɪŋkˌrut, -ˌrʊt/

the of any of various plants belonging to the genus Spigelia, of the logania family, especially that of S. marilandica of the U.S., that is used as a vermifuge.
any of these plants.
any of several loganiaceous plants of the genus Spigelia, esp S. marilandica, of the southeastern US, having red-and-yellow flowers and pink roots
the powdered root of this plant, used as a vermifuge
a fungal disease of onions and related plants resulting in stunted growth and shrivelled pink roots


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