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bis•tort



Pronunciation: (bis'tôrt), [key]
n.
1. Also called snakeweed. a European plant, Polygonum bistorta, of the buckwheat family, having a twisted root, which is sometimes used as an astringent.
2. any of several related plants, as P. viviparum (alpine bistort).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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