pine·​drops ˈpīn-ˌdräps How to pronounce pinedrops (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a purplish-brown leafless saprophytic plant (Pterospora andromedea) of the wintergreen family with racemose drooping white flowers

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinedrops was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Pinedrops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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