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feverroot

fe·ver·root
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ver-root, -roo t]
    • /ˈfi vərˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ver-root, -roo t]
    • /ˈfi vərˌrut, -ˌrʊt/

Definitions of feverroot word

  • noun feverroot horse gentian. 1
  • noun feverroot a name for flowering plants of the genus Triosteum, native to north America, also known as horse gentian, Tinker's root, or feverwort 0
  • noun feverroot The plant Ruellia tuberosa. 0
  • noun feverroot A plant in the genus Triosteum. 0

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Origin of feverroot

First appearance:

before 1735
One of the 48% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1735-45; fever + root1

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Parts of speech for Feverroot

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

feverroot popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

feverroot usage trend in Literature

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