puttyroot

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

Definition of puttyroot

  1. :  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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