purple trillium

noun

Definition of purple trillium

: a birthroot (Trillium erectum) of eastern North America having pink to purple or rarely white ill-scented flowers and an astringent root sometimes used in folk medicine

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“Purple trillium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purple%20trillium. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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