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Meaning of PUTTYROOT

Pronunciation:  'putee`root

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers
 

PUTTYROOT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: adam-and-eve, Aplectrum hyemale
 
 See Also: Aplectrum, genus Aplectrum, orchid, orchidaceous plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Put"ty*root`\, n. (Bot.)
An American orchidaceous plant ({Aplectrum hyemale}) which
flowers in early summer. Its slender naked rootstock produces
each year a solid corm, filled with exceedingly glutinous
matter, which sends up later a single large oval evergreen
plaited leaf. Called also {Adam-and-Eve}.

 

 

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