Indian pipe

noun

Definition of Indian pipe

  1. :  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

First Known Use of indian pipe

circa 1818


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