beechdrops

noun

beech·​drops ˈbēch-ˌdräps How to pronounce beechdrops (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a plant (Epifagus virginiana) of the broomrape family parasitic on the roots of beeches

Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beechdrops was in 1813

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“Beechdrops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beechdrops. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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