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1Any of various North American medicinal plants with dark-coloured roots; especially a kind of speedwell, Veronicastrum virginicum, native to moist ground in the eastern United States.
2Any of various plant diseases accompanied by a blackening of the roots.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in William Byrd (1674–1744), landowner and diarist.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.