Definition of alumroot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaləmˌro͞ot/ Pronunciation: /-ˌro͝ot/
(also alum root)


chiefly North American
A heuchera, especially the green-flowered H. americana and the white-flowered H. parvifolia.
Example sentences
  • Heuchera americana, or alum root, is adaptable to sun or shade, given sufficient moisture.
  • The amount of alum root in such compounds is 1 ounce.
  • It was called Alum Root Flower because its roots shared the astringent qualities of species of true alum root.

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Syllabification: al·um·root

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