Indian pipe

noun

Definition of Indian pipe 

: a waxy white saprophytic herb (Monotropa uniflora of the family Monotropaceae, the Indian-pipe family) of Asia and North America with leaves reduced to scales and that turns black in drying

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circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Indian pipe was circa 1818

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Indian pipe

noun

Kids Definition of Indian pipe

: a waxy white leafless woodland herb with a single drooping flower

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