noun \ˈpə-tē-ˌrüt, -ˌrt\

Definition of PUTTYROOT

:  a North American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) having a corm filled with glutinous matter and producing a solitary leaf and a scape bearing a raceme of brownish flowers

First Known Use of PUTTYROOT

circa 1818


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