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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rabbitweed, rabbit-weed, snakeweed, broom snakeweed, broom snakeroot, turpentine weed, Gutierrezia sarothraenoun

    low-growing sticky subshrub of southwestern United States having narrow linear leaves on many slender branches and hundreds of tiny yellow flower heads


  1. snakeweednoun

    Any of various, unrelated plants reputed to cure snakebite

  2. snakeweednoun

    A poisonous American plant of the genus Gutierrezia

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Snakeweednoun

    or Bistort. A plant.

    Etymology: bistorta, Latin.

    It flowers in May; and, if the season proves moist, will continue to produce new spikes of flowers ’till August: it may be propagated by planting the roots in a moist shady border, and will soon furnish the ground with plants. Philip Miller.


  1. snakeweed

    Gutierrezia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to western North America and western South America. Plants of this genus are known generally as snakeweeds or matchweeds. Some species have been called greasewood. They are annual or perennial plants or subshrubs with yellow or white flowers.These plants contain chemical compounds which can be toxic to livestock and some are considered weeds. SpeciesGutierrezia alamanii - Chihuahua Gutierrezia argyrocarpa - Hidalgo Gutierrezia arizonica – Arizona snakeweed - Arizona, Sonora Gutierrezia baccharoides - Chile, Argentina Gutierrezia californica – San Joaquin snakeweed - California, Baja California, Arizona (Yavapai Co) Gutierrezia conoidea - Chihuahua, Durango, Jalisco, Zacatecas Gutierrezia dracunculoides - USA (from Arizona to Nebraska + Tennessee) Gutierrezia dunalii - Morelos, México State Gutierrezia elegans - Lone Mesa snakeweed Gutierrezia espinosae - Chile Gutierrezia gayana - Chile Gutierrezia gilliesii - Argentina Gutierrezia grandis - Nuevo León, Coahuila Gutierrezia isernii - Argentina Gutierrezia mandonii - Argentina, Bolivia Gutierrezia microcephala – threadleaf snakeweed - southwestern USA, northern Mexico Gutierrezia neaeana - Chile Gutierrezia paniculata - Chile Gutierrezia petradoria – San Pedro snakeweed - Utah Gutierrezia pomariensis - Utah Gutierrezia pulviniformis - Argentina Gutierrezia ramulosa - Baja California Gutierrezia repens - Argentina Gutierrezia resinosa - Chile Gutierrezia sarothrae – broom snakeweed - western Canada, western + central USA, northern Mexico Gutierrezia sericocarpa - San Luis Potosí, Durango, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Nayarit Gutierrezia serotina – late snakeweed - Arizona Gutierrezia solbrigii - Argentina Gutierrezia spathulata - Argentina Gutierrezia sphaerocephala – roundleaf snakeweed - USA (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas), northern Mexico Gutierrezia taltalensis - Chile Gutierrezia texana – Texas snakeweed - USA (New Mexico, Texas Oklahoma Louisiana Arkansas), Nuevo León Gutierrezia wrightii – Wright's snakeweed - USA (Arizona, New Mexico), Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora


  1. snakeweed

    Snakeweed is a common term used to refer to several different plant species believed to have medicinal properties against snake venom. Notably, this term usually refers to plants in the Solidago or Eryngium genus. However, it's important to note that the effectiveness of these plants in treating snake bites is not scientifically substantiated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snakeweednoun

    a kind of knotweed (Polygonum Bistorta)

  2. Snakeweednoun

    the Virginia snakeroot. See Snakeroot

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snakeweed in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snakeweed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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