bowman’s root









bowman’s root


bowman’s root [boh-muh nz] Word Origin noun

  1. an eastern U.S. plant, Gillenia trifoliata, of the rose family, having terminal clusters of white flowers.

Origin of bowman’s root 1805–15, Americanism; by folk etymology from beaumont root, from proper name Beaumont Also called false ipecac, Indian physic.

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