puttyroot

noun put·ty·root \ ˈpə-tē-ˌrüt , -ˌru̇t \

Definition of puttyroot

:a North American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) having a corm filled with glutinous matter and producing a solitary leaf and a scape bearing a raceme of brownish flowers

First Known Use of puttyroot

circa 1818


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