mayapple


may·ap·ple

noun \ˈmā-ˌa-pəl\

Definition of MAYAPPLE

:  a North American herb (Podophyllum peltatum) of the barberry family with a poisonous rootstock, one or two large-lobed peltate leaves, and a single large white flower followed by a yellow egg-shaped edible fruit; also :  its fruit

Origin of MAYAPPLE

May
First Known Use: circa 1733

may·ap·ple

noun , often capitalized \ˈmā-ˌap-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAYAPPLE

1
: a North American herb of the genus Podophyllum (P. peltatum) having a poisonous rootstock and rootlets that are a source of the drug podophyllum
2
: the yellow egg-shaped edible but often tasteless fruit of the mayapple

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