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Meaning of cancerroot

can•cer•root

Pronunciation: (kan'sur-rt", -root"), [key]
— n.
  1. any parasitic plant of the genus Orobanche, esp. O. uniflora, of North America, having pale, leafless stalks bearing a single white or purplish flower.
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