puttyroot

noun
put·​ty·​root | \ ˈpə-tē-ˌrüt How to pronounce puttyroot (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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