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Meaning of bitterroot

bit•ter•root

Pronunciation: (bit'ur-rt", -root"), [key]
— n.
  1. a plant, Lewisia rediviva, of the purslane family, having pink flowers and fleshy roots that are edible when young: the state flower of Montana.
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