mayapple

noun may·ap·ple \ ˈmā-ˌa-pəl \

Definition of mayapple

:a North American herb (Podophyllum peltatum) of the barberry family with a poisonous rootstock, one or two large-lobed peltate leaves, and a single large white flower followed by a yellow egg-shaped edible fruit; also :its fruit

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mayapple

noun, often capitalized may·ap·ple \ ˈmā-ˌap-ᵊl \

medical Definition of mayapple

1 :a North American herb of the genus Podophyllum (P. peltatum) having a poisonous rootstock and rootlets that are a source of the drug podophyllum
2 :the yellow egg-shaped edible but often tasteless fruit of the mayapple

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