puttyroot

puttyroot

[puht-ee-root, -root]
noun
an American orchid, Aplectrum hyemale, having a slender naked rootstock that produces a leafless stalk with a loose cluster of yellowish-brown flowers.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism; putty1 + root1

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puttyroot

noun
North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers 
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