beech·drops | \ ˈbēch-ˌdräps \

Definition of beechdrops 

: a plant (Epifagus virginiana) of the broomrape family parasitic on the roots of beeches

First Known Use of beechdrops

1813, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about beechdrops

Share beechdrops

Statistics for beechdrops

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for beechdrops

The first known use of beechdrops was in 1813

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on beechdrops

See words that rhyme with beechdrops

Comments on beechdrops

What made you want to look up beechdrops? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an open space surrounded by woods

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!