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bistort

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Noun
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bis=tort

CIDE DICTIONARY

bistortn. [L. bis + tortus, p. p. of torquere to twist: cf. F. bistorte.].
     An herbaceous plant of the genus Polygonum, section Bistorta; snakeweed; adderwort. Its root is used in medicine as an astringent.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bistort, n. a herb, Polygonum bistorta, with a twisted root and a cylindrical spike of flesh-coloured flowers.

Etymology
F bistorte or med.L bistorta f. bis twice + torta fem. past part. of torquere twist

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